Rockies-Padres: Dexter Fowler Runs Wild on Chris Young

Chris GilmoreCorrespondent IApril 28, 2009

PHOENIX - APRIL 08:  Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by teammate Troy Tulowitzki #2 after Fowler hit a lead off solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the game at Chase Field on April 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
On a night when Albert Pujols strikes out twice, Murphy’s law is in full effect.
The Stat Line: 2-4 2 BB 3 R 5 SB

The Rockies had some serious green light action going on between third base coach Mike Gallego and basically anyone on the roster with young legs.

Eleven bases were stolen last night in Colorado, and the Denver police have Ian Stewart, Ryan Spilborghs, Clint Barmes, and Dexter Fowler listed as the prime suspects.

Fowler is clearly the ring leader of the bunch, as his crimes include five bags instead of the two taken by other players. He has been having a bit of a breakout year in pretty much all aspects of the game and is the current front runner for the NL Rookie of the Year award.

.302/.393/.491 is a great line for a veteran. Considering Fowler is in his rookie campaign, it is eye popping. Quietly, he has started to give indications that he will live up to his lofty prospect status.

Every crime scene has a victim. In this case it was the big, 6'10" Padre right hander Chris Young. The stolen bases fueled a big offensive day for the Rockies.

Fowler Swipes 5 Bags.[Thomas Harding/MLB.com]