Joe hit the only home run in yesterdays game against the Padres.
Rockies get the win 1-0 and take the series.
Joe was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 6th round (170th overall) in the 2004 Major League baseball draft.
In 2006, while playing for the Double A Drillers, he was chosen as the Rockies Minor League Player of the Year because he hit .284 with 31 home runs in 132 games.
Joe had 109 RBI, which set a franchise record for the Drillers.
He also won the title of best power hitter in the Rockies minor league organization for that same year.
A few more facts about Joe:
-On May 24 and August 13 this year while playing for the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Joe hit for the cycle which made him the first player in Sky Sox history to hit for the cycle twice in one season.
– Joe started his first MLB game on July 5, 2008(my brothers birthday), playing first base for the injured Todd Helton. During that game against the Marlins, Koshansky hit his first career home run. It was a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning off of Ryan Tucker in a 12-6 win over the Marlins at Coors Field.
I expect to see a lot more of Joe next season. I just hope he can be versitile.
Versitility is a must if you want to play for the Rockies.
On a good pitching note, Livan Hernandez pitched five shutout innings. He allowed only three hits and was able to get win number two this season.
Sad news we Rockies fans knew was coming:
As of today it’s official.
Man, that just stinks.
But hey, the 2009 MLB schedule is up. Rockies first game will be the D-Backs home opener on April 6, 2009.
Good Luck to all the teams that will make the Playoffs. I’m jealous.
The Rockies home opener will be April 10, 2009 against the Phillies.
You can bet your ash I’ll be there.
I made the top 49 list for fan blogs for the week of Sept 10-17. You can see the list on Mark’s blog MLBlogosphere .
I came in at number three.
As thrilling as that is, and believe me I was stoked. I wish it was under different circumstances.
Anyways, thanks to all my “new” readers and I hope I can create a blog that is a little different than other blogs, while being entertaining and enjoyable to read…
The Rockies fireworks game is tommorow night against the D-Backs.
I’ll be there with the whole family and I feel like having a really good time..Cheers all !