World Series Game 4 not going well…

Well Aaron Cook has done what he has had to do in the game so far.  He has kept the Boston Red Sox in check and has given up only two runs.
The problem is that he has no run support.  The Rockies had lead-off hitters at second with no outs a couple of times, but they have not been able to get them home.

The bats need to awaken and the Rockies hitters need to relax.

Let’s go Rockies!

Getting Ready for Game Four of the World Series

It is now time for the Rockies to get going and win a game in the World Series, or it will be time to go home.
The Rockies offense began to wake-up in game 3, but the pitching has still be abysmal.   They will need an all-out-effort tonight to have any chance to be the Red Sox.

Let’s have a good game.  Go Rockies!

Rockies Go Down 2 Games to 0 in the World Series

Well the Colorado Rockies went down 2 games to 0 losing to the Boston Red Sox tonight in Game 2 of the World Series.
The Rockies are now making the mental errors, almost trying to hard.  You could see that in the Top of the eighth when Matt Holliday got picked off first base.  They are also horrible with runners in scoring position.  I think something like 1-12.  This is something that they did quite well in the previous two series.

But tonight I think the umpiring was working against them also.  Laz Diaz, the homeplate umpire, had a lot bigger strike zone for the Red Sox than he did for the Rockies.  This was especially true for the right-handed hitters of the Rockies.

Several times Diaz called a strike that was several inches off the plate or high in the strike zone.  The Rockies never got those pitches called a strike.

The game changes a lot for Game 3 on Saturday night when the Red Sox have to play National League Baseball and sit one of their hot bats.  I think that it will be a different game.  Rockies will win Game 3.

Go Rockies!

Rockies owners must go, NOT!!

The Denver Post – Rockies owners must go
This article was written in May after the Rockies struggled in a series against the Kansas City. Mark Kizla got it all wrong in this column. The owners made a commitment to build from within and they are going to have a stronger team because of it.

It was going to take a while to build a strong team and there were going to be struggles.

But they far exceeded everyones expectations, except their own, and are now playing in the World Series. They are going to have a strong team for a long time. It is only the beginning.

Go Rockies!

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.