It was the equivalent of Lance Armstrong showing up at your spinning class or Ken Griffey Jr. taking at-bats in a neighborhood Wiffle Ball game.

Coors Field, soulless as ever, spent two months putting pitchers in headlocks, siphoning not just air from their lungs but hope from their psyches. Then along came the Angels' C.J. Wilson on June 8.

His performance ran contrary to the trends, ranking as the most dominant of the season when figuring in power and efficiency. He threw 101 pitches in eight innings, striking out nine Rockies and allowing just one run.