Perhaps the Rockies' ace was hiding on top of that pile of dirt in the middle of the infield all along. Jorge De La Rosa is once again — but for the first time this season — winning with regularity.

The Rockies' left-hander, their ace of a year ago, pitched five excellent innings Friday night before getting out of potential big trouble in the sixth, and Colorado steamrolled its way to another victory, this one 10-3 over the New York Mets at Coors Field.

The Rockies improved to 18-13, just one game behind National League West leader San Francisco.

Perhaps the Rockies' ace was hiding on top of that pile of dirt in the middle of the infield all along. Jorge De La Rosa is once again — but for the first time this season — winning with regularity.

The Rockies' left-hander, their ace of a year ago, pitched five excellent innings Friday night before getting out of potential big trouble in the sixth, and Colorado steamrolled its way to another victory, this one 10-3 over the New York Mets at Coors Field.

The Rockies improved to 18-13, just one game behind National League West leader San Francisco.