Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Colorado's Ongoing October Odyssey

Photo:REUTERS/Jeff Topping

Centre fielder Willy Taveras makes a diving catch in deep right centre in the seventh inning, robbing Tony Clark of an extra base hit, a run batted in and stuffing out a DiamondBacks rally in a 2-1 game.

Here's the play from ESPN SportsCenter (the only way MLB will allow us to see their content with out a subscription, and the only way I can re-publish it here for you).

DiamondBacks tie the game in the bottom of the 9th but then walk home the winning run in the top of the 11th. Colorado's bullpen then closes the deal with a 1, 2, 3 bottom of the inning. Final score Colorado Rockies 3, Arizona DiamondBacks 2

Rockies go up 2-0 in the National League Championship Series, their 8th win in a row and the 19th of their last 20 games.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

Colorado Rockies on a Mythic Journey into October.

The Colorado Rockies may be the team to beat in this year's World Series.

Since a game last Saturday afternoon, the 29th of September, the Rockies have not lost a game and have won 16 0f 17 on this drive. They won the final 2 games of a 3 game set from the DiamondBacks to end the season and went on to eliminate the San Diego Padres in an add-on tie breaker game to win a play off berth with the Philadelphia Phillies.

When the Rockies arrive home to Coors Field to play the Phillies Saturday night they will be endeavoring to win their 6th consecutive game, and a Division Series sweep.

There is wind in their sails.