Having run off eight consecutive wins, that included a sweep in San Diego, the Rockies had a chance to catch their breath on Sept. 24, 2007 before opening a series at Dodger Stadium, and claiming the three remaining wins they would enjoy in setting what was a franchise record 11-game winning streak en route to their first trip ever to the World Series. Continue reading “Rocktember Memories: A Day of Rest 9/24/07”
Ten years ago, O’Dowd was the general manager of a Rockies team that enjoyed one of the more stunning stretch runs in MLB history, winning 13 of its final 14 scheduled games and then stunning the Padres in a tiebreaking Game 163 — which decided the National League Wild Card — with a 9-8, 13-inning victory. Continue reading “O’Dowd Reflects on Rocktober”
While the Dodgers celebrated clinching their fifth consecutive NL West title in hopes of ending their 29-year world championship drought and also Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda’s 90th birthday on Friday the Rockies were taking a step to reaffirming their hold on the second NL wild-card spot. Continue reading “Destination October: Dodgers Clinch; Rockies In Charge”
The Rockies suffering back-to-back shutouts brought back memories of the first time it ever happened, May 5-6, 2000 at AT&T Park, the first two games the Rockies played at what was the new home of the Giants. The Rockies were rained out on May 7. As players headed to the team bus to go to the airport hitting coach Clint Hurdle made a request.
Charlie Blackmon gets it. The Rockies are in a funk. With a 3-0 loss at San Diego on Thursday night they haven’t merely lost four in a row. They have been shutout in back-to-back games. They have gone 19 innings without scoring a run. And the Brewers, a game back, and Cardinals, 1 1/2 games back, are creeping closer to the Rockies in the bid for the second NL Wild-Card slot. Instead of looking over their shoulder, though, the Rockies have to be focused on themselves. If they win no team can catch them. Continue reading “Rockies Challenge Themselves”