|Todd Helton can still swing it--every now and then.|
No truer words could be spoken about Todd Helton. The former slugger with Hall of Fame credentials has been a disappointment in what is assumed to be his capstone season. With a batting average hovering around the Mendoza line, Helton's spot in the everyday lineup has been questioned by some of his most ardent supporters.
In the 9th inning, Helton gave his fans another opportunity to remember what he used to do on such a regular basis. With a runner on and the Rockies down by two runs, Helton fouled off pitch after pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League before launching a game-tying second deck blast. The home run tied him with Yogi Berra on the all-time home run list.