Despite taking the first two games of this set vs the Dodgers, the Rockies came up short today in LA. Joe Torre’s team of Hall of Famers spoil the sweep and take the Rockies 3-1 ending a five game winning streak.
Rockies took the lead early in the first with Matt Holliday scoring Barmes on a sacrifice fly. I kept hoping for more, but not today.
I kept waiting for Ian Stewart to do something outrageous as of late.
But not today.
The Rockies dugout was pretty much silenced.
Jorge De La Rosa now 6-7, had three strikeouts, two walks and allowed two runs (one earned), on six hits.
I chose six Rockies players and sent them letters with the cards and a return envelope with postage.
The six I chose were:
Brad Hawpe, Willy Taveras, Omar Quintanilla, Jeff Bakery, Matt Herges and Manny Corpas.
I mailed all the letters on June 28, 2008 and on July 2, 2008, less than a week after I mailed them, Omar Quintanilla returned my letter and had autographed my card as you see here on the right.
Wait, I haven’t checked the mail today?? Maybe just maybe…nope not today. Glad I didn’t mail a World Series jersey !
For the record , that was not an official Rant. Just a disappointing observation.
Next up, a three game homestand against the Reds.
Josh Fogg and Jeremy Affeldt will finally be presented with their 2007 National League Championship rings during some sort of home plate ceremony.
The kids and I will be at all three games.
Rockies are 59-70 for the season. D-Backs are 65-60. There are 33 regular season games left.
Six of those games are against Arizona. The first three are at Coors, and the last three in Arizona to end the Rockies regular season…Take a second and ponder it all.
You have the numbers, now do the math and you can see that things could really get interesting. As it stands, the Rockies are by no means out of this race. Unfortunately, the D-Backs hold all the cards right now. Don’t count out the Dodgers either.
Usually I’m a glass is half empty type of guy, but today was a scorcher and I’m just glad I’ve got something to drink.
It’s time for some ninth inning, two out magic..I know you feel me.
Hawpe, Stewart, Tulo, Holliday, Taveras, Atkins, it’s time fellas to step it up a notch.
Do it now, or the season fades into oblivion much like my hairline.
We could have stayed until the end of the game.
But not today.
I was sunburnt and my butt was tired.
No special snaggin seats tomorrow.
Look out though, were ready..
Just hope the Rockies are too..D