Well the east coast bias is in full force in Major League Baseball and it is hitting the Rockies hard.
Today, Troy Tulowitzki lost out on the National League Rookie of the Year to Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. Braun received 128 points in the Rookie of the Year balloting while Tulo received 126.
Braun had some good offensive numbers (34 HRs, .324 average, and a slugging percentage of .634), he was horrible on defense with 26 errors at third base. Braun only played with the Brewers since May.
Tulowitzki played throughout the entire year, hit almost .300, had more rbi’s, and more at-bats. In addtion, Tulo was incredible at shortstop. In an article on the Denver Post website, “Tulowitzki led all major league shortstops in fielding percentage (.987), chances (834) and assists (561), while making just 11 errors.“
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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!
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.
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.
ESPN – Kurkjian: Rockies vs. Diamondbacks – MLB
Rockies still get no respect. I don’t think they will sweep, but the Rockies will win in six games. The memory of Arizona celebrating the National League West championship on the Rockies home field will be too much of a memory.
Plus the home field advantage for the Rockies will be great. The Diamondbacks can’t even sell out the NLCS games at home.
Kaz Matsui hit a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies jumped out to a 2-0 series lead by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 10-5 this afternoon.
It was a great game and the Rockies just keep on hitting and the Phillies are struggling at the plate and on the mound.
One more to go and the Rockies will move on in the playoffs.
Eric Young, an original Rockies player, has abandoned them. Young is a color analyst for ESPN and says that Jimmy Rollins will win the MVP and the Philadelphia Phillies will beat the Colorado Rockies.
I don’t think that will happen. Matt Holliday will win the MVP and the Colorado Rockies will beat the Phillies.
Celizic: One more day of one wonderful season – Baseball – MSNBC.com
This is a great article and finally starts to recognize what the Colorado Rockies have done over the last couple weeks of the season to make it to the one-game playoff today.
It has definitely been a great season and only gets better as we move into the playoffs.
I will be watching tonight.