From his vantage point in the visitors' dugout at Coors Field, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny cannot study the opposing pitcher without having the out-of-town scoreboard on the right field wall also in his light of sight.

Matheny admitted that it's the first time this season he's caught himself scoreboard watching, and in each night of this series he's watched as first-place Cincinnati's victory goes final while the Cardinals' lead against the Rockies is still in jeopardy.

That's partially because leads are usually in jeopardy at Coors.

Until, that is, Matt Holliday intervenes.