Friday, October 12, 2007

The Rockies May Just Never Lose Again

If the last 26 days are any representation, the Colorado Rockies may just never lose a game ever again.

On September 15th the Rockies were 4.5 games behind the San Diego Padres for the Wild Card, with 14 games remaining. They proceeded to win 13 of the 14 games, tying the Padres for the Wild Card spot, and forcing a 1-game playoff. A playoff that went to 13 innings before Colorado, facing elimination, scored 3 runs for the come-from-behind victory.

The Rockies then made quick work of the NL East Division champion Philadelphia Phillies, sweeping them in 3 games.

Last night the Rockies faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first game of the Nation League Championship series. The Diamondbacks finished atop the NL, 18 games over .500. On the mound for Arizona was Brandon Webb, the man responsible for handing the Rockies their sole loss since the 15th of September.

The talking-heads of the sports world speculated the long layoff between playoffs series might put an end to the Rockies momentum. But that wasn't the case Thursday night, as the Rockies continued their amazing streak, beating Brandon Webb and the Diamondbacks 5-1. They have now won 18 of the last 19 games, and as I said before, might possibly never lose again.

The Rockies and Diamondbacks continue their series with Game 2 tonight at 8:37 pm on TBS.

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