Rocktober 2007: Extra, Extra, Rockies Win

The Rockies had to work overtime — a 163rd game and a 13-inning game — but it was worth it. The Rockies finished their regular season with a 9-8, 13-inning victory against the Padres in a showdown for the NL wild-card spot. It was the final moment in a season-ending surge in which the Rockies won 14 of their final 15 games.

They built off that success to sweep the Phillies in three games in the NL Division Series, and the D-Backs in four games in the NLCS, but after a nine-day layoff they lost the momentum and were swept themselves by the Red Sox.

Holliday’s slide

But like their season, the Rockies overcame the odds to win Game 163. The Padres took an 8-6 lead in the top of the 13th, and had closer supreme Trevor Hoffman to pitch the bottom of the 13th. Hoffman, however, only retired on batter and that was Jamey Carroll when he delivered his game-winning sacrifice fly after Matt Holiday tripled home Troy Tulowitzki with the game-thing run.

 

Baseball Almanac Box Scores

San Diego Padres 8, Colorado Rockies 9

San Diego Padres ab   r   h rbi
Giles rf 5 2 1 1
Hairston lf 7 2 2 2
Kouzmanoff 3b 5 0 1 0
  Thatcher p 0 0 0 0
  Headley ph 1 0 1 0
  Hoffman p 0 0 0 0
Gonzalez 1b 6 1 3 4
Greene ss 7 1 1 0
Bard c 4 0 2 0
  Bell p 0 0 0 0
  Robles ph 1 0 0 0
  Brocail p 0 0 0 0
  Ensberg 3b 1 0 0 0
Blum 2b 4 1 1 0
Clark cf 4 0 1 1
  Sledge ph 0 0 0 0
  Cameron pr,cf 0 0 0 0
  Myrow ph 1 0 0 0
  Lane cf 0 0 0 0
Peavy p 3 1 1 0
  Barrett c 3 0 1 0
Totals 52 8 15 8
Colorado Rockies ab   r   h rbi
Matsui 2b 6 2 2 1
Tulowitzki ss 7 3 4 1
Holliday lf 6 1 2 2
Helton 1b 4 1 1 2
Atkins 3b 3 0 2 1
  Carroll pr,3b 2 0 1 1
Hawpe rf 3 0 0 0
Spilborghs cf 4 0 0 0
  Fuentes p 0 0 0 0
  Corpas p 0 0 0 0
  Koshansky ph 1 0 0 0
  Herges p 0 0 0 0
  Baker ph 1 0 0 0
  Julio p 0 0 0 0
  Ortiz p 0 0 0 0
Torrealba c 6 1 1 1
Fogg p 2 0 0 0
  Buchholz p 0 0 0 0
  Affeldt p 0 0 0 0
  Speier p 0 0 0 0
  Smith ph 1 1 1 0
  Hawkins p 0 0 0 0
  Sullivan cf 2 0 0 0
Totals 48 9 14 9
San Diego 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 15 0
Colorado 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 14 1
  San Diego Padres IP H R ER BB SO
Peavy 6.1 10 6 6 4 6
  Bell 2.2 0 0 0 2 5
  Brocail 1.2 1 0 0 1 1
  Thatcher 1.1 0 0 0 0 3
  Hoffman  L (4-5) 0.1 3 3 3 1 0
Totals
12.1
14
9
9
8
15
  Colorado Rockies IP H R ER BB SO
Fogg 4.0 8 5 5 2 5
  Buchholz 1.1 1 0 0 0 1
  Affeldt 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
  Speier 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
  Hawkins 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
  Fuentes 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
  Corpas 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
  Herges 3.0 1 0 0 3 1
  Julio 0.0 2 2 2 1 0
  Ortiz  W (1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals
13.0
15
8
8
6
11

E–Carroll (4).  DP–Colorado 1. Carroll-Helton.  2B–San Diego Bard (27,off Fogg); Gonzalez (46,off Fogg); B. Giles (27,off Fuentes), Colorado Matsui 2 (24,off Peavy,off Hoffman); Tulowitzki 2 (33,off Peavy,off Hoffman); Atkins (35,off Peavy).  3B–Colorado Smith (1,off Peavy); Tulowitzki (5,off Peavy); Holliday (6,off Hoffman).  HR–San Diego Gonzalez (30,3rd inning off Fogg 3 on 1 out); Hairston (11,13th inning off Julio 1 on 0 out), Colorado Torrealba (8,2nd inning off Peavy 0 on 0 out); Helton (17,3rd inning off Peavy 0 on 1 out).  SH–Kouzmanoff (2,off Herges); Blum (3,off Herges).  IBB–Blum (4,by Fogg); Gonzalez (9,by Herges); Hawpe 2 (11,by Peavy 2); Helton (16,by Hoffman).  Team LOB–13.  SF–Helton (7,off Peavy); Matsui (1,off Peavy); Carroll (3,off Hoffman).  Team–13.  U-HP–Tim McClelland, 1B–Ed Montague, 2B–Tim Tschida, 3B–Chuck Meriwether.  T–4:40.  A–48,404.

Day-By-Day In Rocktember

Date Opponent Score Winner Loser Save
9/16/2007 Fla W 13 – 0 F.Morales S.Olsen
9/18/2007 LA W  3 – 1 J.Francis C.Billingsley M.Corpas
9/18/2007 LA W  9 – 8 R.Speier T.Saito
9/19/2007 LA W  6 – 5 B.Fuentes J.Broxton M.Corpas
9/20/2007 LA W  9 – 4 U.Jimenez D.Lowe
9/21/2007 @SD W  2 – 1 M.Herges J.Thatcher
9/22/2007 @SD W  6 -2 R.Speier J.Cassel
9/23/2007 @SD W  7 – 3 J.Francis G.Maddux
9/25/2007 @LA W  9 – 7 R.Speier M.Hendrickson M.Corpas
9/26/2007 @LA W  2 – 0 J.Fogg D.Lowe M.Corpas
9/27/2007 @LA W  10 – 4 F.Morales E.Loaiza
9/28/2007 Ari L  2 – 4 B.Webb J.Francis J.Valverde
9/29/2007 Ari W  11 – 1 M.Redman E.Gonzalez
9/30/2007 Ari W  4 – 3 B.Fuentes D.Nippert M.Corpas
10/1/2007 SD W  9 – 8 (13) R.Ortiz T.Hoffman

Rockies Offensive Numbers For Rocktember

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Seth Smith 7 8 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .625
Matt Holliday 13 52 16 23 4 1 5 17 8 14 .442
Brad Hawpe 14 52 6 22 6 1 4 20 9 10 .423
Garrett Atkins 15 58 11 24 3 0 3 9 6 12 .414
Todd Helton 15 61 11 23 4 0 4 15 10 6 .377
Ryan Spilborghs 13 45 7 16 3 1 1 6 3 7 .356
Chris Iannetta 5 16 3 5 0 0 1 5 3 5 .313
Jamey Carroll 13 13 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 .308
Kazuo Matsui 12 46 12 12 4 0 0 3 6 6 .261
Troy Tulowitzki 15 67 16 17 6 1 3 13 5 12 .254
Yorvit Torrealba 12 42 6 10 4 0 2 4 3 10 .238
Jeff Baker 8 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 .231
Omar Quintanilla 6 10 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .200
Cory Sullivan 14 29 5 5 3 0 0 1 3 5 .172
Ian Stewart 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
Joe Koshansky 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .143
Clint Barmes 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Edwin Bellorin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Rockies Pitching Numbers for the Streak

Player W L Sv G GS IP H R HR BB SO ERA
Jeremy Affeldt 0 0 0 7 0 4.1 1 0 0 1 3 0.00
Taylor Buchholz 0 0 0 5 0 5 4 0 0 2 4 0.00
Ramon Ortiz 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Franklin Morales 2 0 0 3 3 17 8 3 0 5 15 1.59
Brian Fuentes 2 0 0 10 0 11 5 2 0 5 10 1.64
Jeff Francis 2 1 0 3 3 20.2 20 7 3 6 23 3.05
Manuel Corpas 0 0 5 10 0 11 12 4 2 2 3 3.27
Ryan Speier 3 0 0 7 0 5.1 5 2 0 2 7 3.38
LaTroy Hawkins 0 0 0 6 0 5 6 2 1 1 4 3.6
Jorge Julio 0 0 0 8 0 7.1 8 3 2 1 8 3.68
Matt Herges 1 0 0 7 0 9.2 5 4 2 5 7 3.72
Mark Redman 1 0 0 3 3 14.1 18 7 2 4 10 3.77
Josh Fogg 1 0 0 3 3 15.2 21 8 1 5 12 4.60
Ubaldo Jimenez 1 0 0 3 3 16.2 15 9 3 9 13 4.86

Redman was charged with one unearned run, the only unearned run allowed by the Rockies during the 15 games.

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