"I was pretty pumped up in the first inning, but I was trying to concentrate on the game instead of letting my emotions take over," Lopez said. "Pretty much I was battling."
Ex-O's pitcher Lopez keys win for Rockies →
"It was a good challenge, but it was pretty fun," he said, flashing a broad grin. "After coming off the DL, I feel I'm back the way I was at the beginning of the year, and I'm getting where I want to be."