Rocktober Continues On, Here Comes the World Series

The Colorado Rockies did it.  They beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 and dominated the National League Championship Series to head to the World Series.
The Rockies were patient and capitalized on mistakes to take a 6-1 lead and held on to win.  Corpas came on to get the last out of the eighth inning and then had the nasty stuff working to get the three outs in the ninth.

I have to admit that I was quite nervous.  The last three outs in the ninth in the game you are trying to clinch are always the toughest.  But Corpas got it down.

This is an amazing run and will continue.  Watch out American League, this team is for real.  It is going to be tough to cool them down.

Go Rockies!  You are the National League Champs!

Rockies Go Up 3-0 Over Diamondbacks

Well the Colorado Rockies continue to roll and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1.
Yorvit Torrealba and Josh Fogg played a wonderful game and Torrealba came away with the biggest hit, a 3-run home run.  They were the players of the game for Rockies.

I think what is getting the Rockies over the hump in this series is their patience.  They are being patient at the plate and forcing the pitchers to throw it over the plate.  This is driving up pitch counts and causing them to get better pitches to hit.

Kudos has to go out to the ground crew also tonight.  They have been up and at it since early this morning trying to get this field ready to go.  It has rained quite a bit here in Denver the last two days and the field looked quite good and didn’t affect the outcome of the game.

Go Rockies!  Game 4 is tomorrow night.  Let’s bring it home in four.

How bout them Rockies…

Source: Denver Post

This was an excellent game and the Rockies were just a little bit better. They beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in 11 innings.

There were some exciting plays, exciting pitching, and good fundamental baseball. I think the most exciting play was Taveras running down the line drive off Clark to right-center field.

It was nice to see Valverde get a little bit of his own. He jumped off the mound in the 10th after striking out Helton, but walked off with his head down after walking in the winning run.

No team has come back from losing the first two games at home. I don’t think that it will change in this series.

Let’s win game #3. Go Rockies!!!

Colorado Rockies Win Game 1

The Rockies won game 1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1.  The game was great and the Rockies responded quickly to the fast start by the Diamondbacks to score five unanswered runs.
Francis was solid and was able to work out of a few jams and got solid back-up by his defense in the field.  Tulowitzki and Matsui were turning double plays and Holliday made some good plays in the field.

Fans got upset with a call in the seventh when Justin Upton was called for interference and two outs were called.  Fans then began booing and some unruly fans threw water bottles from the upper deck onto the field.

Luckily there were some good fans in the stands who pointed out who was throwing the bottles and the police were able to escort those trouble-makers out of the stadium.

By-the-way, it was interference.  The way Upton reached out and got into Matsui went too far and was definitely interference.  If he would have stayed on the bag, he would have been fine because Matsui was making sure of the out and was not going to throw through.

Rockies have game 1 because of a good team effort.  Let’s get another one tomorrow night.

Rocktober! Rockies Beat the Phillies

It doesn’t get any better than this.
The Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 tonight to sweep the Phillies and take the National League Division Series.  They now get ready for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

The Rockies proved tonight that they are a good team and that they are real.  To show the nation how well they are doing is incredible.  They are erasing a lot of doubts that the pundits were throwing around at the beginning of the series.

All but a couple of pundits predicted the Phillies would win easily.  No one east of the Mississippi knew of the Rockies and thought they would fold.  But they didn’t and are sending a message to baseball.

This is the happiest that I have ever been not to be going to a baseball game.  I had tickets for the game if it went to a fourth game.  But if you can close out a team, you do it and the Rockies did.

Go Rockies!  Beat the Diamondbacks!

It is a wonderful day for a baseball fan

It is a wonderful day for a baseball fan.
There is a wonderful race in the National League.  The Mets are exploding and the Phillies look to be taking the National League East.

Who will win the Wild Card?  Right now the Padres are losing 6-4 and the Rockies are 0-0.  Jimenez is pitching an incredible game, but no runs yet.  The Rockies need to get some runs across.

Go Rockies.

Getting Closer

The game is getting tighter. We just got through the eighth and the Rockies scored a run to make it 4-2.
But they left runners at first and third. They need some more offense and keep the Diamondbacks from scoring.

Go Rockies!

Through four innings…

Well we are through four innings and it is not looking real good right now. They have been able to get runners on, but only one run across theplate.

They need the key hits right now.

Tulo just made a wonderful play, so let’s hope the defense can keep it close.

Go Roxs!