In case a reminder was necessary, Kyle Freeland’s near-no-hit effort against the White Sox at Coors Field in the final game before the All-Star Break underscored just how special a season the Rockies have been putting together, a recent stumble notwithstanding.
The Dodgers had a “walk off” win against the Royals on Saturday — literally.
Royals releiver Scott Alexander walked all four batter he faced in the 10th inning, including the game-ending walk to Cody Bellinger. Since expansion began in 1961 it is the second time a team walked off with a win in a rally where all four batters walked. Don Larsen was the pitcher for the Giants in their June 6, 1962 loss to the Cubs, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Continue reading “5 Quick Hits: Walk in the Park, Shoeless Joe”
The Rockies have been fortunate. They got off to such a strong start this season that despite an 18-day slide they near the All-Star Break still in control of their own post-season possibility. Oh, the Dodgers are running away from the rest of the NL West, but the Rockies are in control of the second NL wild-card spot. They went into Sunday 6 1/2 games up on the defending world champion Cubs. Continue reading “Rockies Look for Revival”
Nolan Arenado’s give RBI in the Rockies 12-4 victory against the White Sox on Friday night jumped him from sixth to first in MLB with 68 RBI. In one night he jumped past Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, Paul Goldschmidt, Marcell Ozuna and Jake Lamb.