Colorado Rockies Overrated, No Match for San Francisco Giants in NL West

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Colorado Rockies Overrated, No Match for San Francisco Giants in NL West
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Cody Ross and Mike Fontenot celebrate the first of two Giants walk-off wins over the weekend

Everything was slipping away.

It was near the end of April and the San Francisco Giants couldn't hit.  They couldn't buy a run to save their lives and they found themselves 4.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies in the NL West.

Fans were lamenting the slow start for San Francisco and the hot start for Colorado, propelling the Rockies to an early division lead right out of the gate in 2011.

Fast-forward to May 9.

As Giants fans woke up Monday morning, the headline on the sports page told them that their club had just finished a sweep of those first-place Rockies, improving San Francisco's record against Colorado in the young season to 5-1. 

Or to put it another way, the Rockies have lost 14 games this season, and five of those 14 losses were at the hands of the Giants.

What happened?

The Giants aren't as bad as we thought.  And the Rockies aren't as good ...

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