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Old 05-02-2013, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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If they get through these next seven with a 3-4 mark I'll take it.
So the Rox did just that: taking 3 of 7 on the road against the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Even losing 3 of 4 in Arizona, the Rockies did not look outclassed. They had a bad series, managed one win, and recovered to take 2 of 3 from the Dodgers. I feel like they'll make up for the series with the DBacks, and I'm thrilled to have the team go into L.A. and get a series win.

The Rox have a day off today, and then start a 6 game homestand against the Rays and Yankees. At 17-11 they have not given up first place since early April, save being tied with Arizona for a night following the series with the Diamondbacks. It has been a good start. This team is playing with some confidence and seems to believe they can beat anyone. They should be getting Chacin and Helton back pretty soon as well, Tulo seems to be fine, and Cargo is breaking out of his slump.

It's a long season and it is still way too early for fans to start making plans for the playoffs. But last year's team was an unmitigated disaster and by this point in the season it was clear they were one of the least interesting teams in the league. This year's team feels a lot different. They are fun to follow and so far have given us reason to believe they are going to be in every game they play.

For a start, I'll take it. Go Rockies!
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I am not 100% sure, but I remember seeing MLB Tonight read a quote during the offseason that said the 2013 season will be Todd Helton's final season before retirement.
It is. This is the last year of his contract and given his age and nagging injuries, he's calling it a career when this season is over. I hope the Rox keep this competitive play up and Helton ends his career on a high note. For example, say...a World Series win!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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A nice win today, 9-3, over Tampa Bay.

Made even sweeter by Arenado's first career grand slam, his second HR in his first week in the bigs.

Rox are now 18-12, playing .600 baseball, with second best record in NL.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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A nice win today, 9-3, over Tampa Bay.

Made even sweeter by Arenado's first career grand slam, his second HR in his first week in the bigs.

Rox are now 18-12, playing .600 baseball, with second best record in NL.
He seemed pretty excited about it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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Well, the Rockies just dropped two out of three games to the damned Yankees, seems their bats went silent.

Rockies tried to lose the second game, and succeeded. Dexter made two errors in center field, one each in the sixth and seventh innings, and although it did no harm it was an omen of things to come.

When Betancourt came in to pitch the ninth inning they put his stats on the screen, 9 for 9 in save situations, at which time I turned to the wife and said Betancourt is going to lose this game, law of averages and all that stuff. Sure enough, he promptly gave up a single to Wells, who then stole second; Wells would've been out but Arenado dropped the throw. Betancourt then walked Overbay, putting two on with NO outs. I turned to the wife again and said, you can't give the Yankees two baserunners in the ninth inning as they will score on you somehow. So after getting two outs, and with the based loaded on an intentional walk, some Yankee named Boesch hits a chopper to shortstop (Arenado) who has to double clutch his throw to first which took enough time that the runner beat the ball to the bag by maybe two inches. This allowed the go-ahead run, which also was the winning run for the Yankees. If Tulowitzki had been playing shortstop that night he would've made that play look easy and it would've been the third out for the Yankees.

In the bottom of the ninth, Mariano Rivera came in and did his thing, but not before the home-plate umpire expanded the strike zone for him, assuring the loss for the Rockies.

Rox fall to 19-15 (.559), are in third place, a half game behind both SF and Arizona.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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The usual May slide is here. The Rox go 2-4 at home against the Rays and Yanks, and now have fallen 3-0 to the Cards twice in a row. Rockies sitting at 19-17 as of May 11. If they can get through this month at or above .500 I'll be impressed.

Go Rockies!
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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The usual May slide is here. The Rox go 2-4 at home against the Rays and Yanks, and now have fallen 3-0 to the Cards twice in a row. Rockies sitting at 19-17 as of May 11. If they can get through this month at or above .500 I'll be impressed.

Go Rockies!
No hit until the 8th. 2 hit shutout. Ouch.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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No hit until the 8th. 2 hit shutout. Ouch.
Such is life as a Rockies fan. But just as I was not letting myself get too excited early, I'll try to not get too down and out now. Every team goes through slumps. Maybe the Rox can make up for this one by ripping off 8 in a row again later this month.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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Ya have to give credit where credit's due to the St. Louis pitchers though. Talk about lights out pitching- yikes!

Hopefully the Rox will break out of this slump.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:39 AM
 
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Ya have to give credit where credit's due to the St. Louis pitchers though. Talk about lights out pitching- yikes!

Hopefully the Rox will break out of this slump.
Well they saved the sweep with that 8-2 win yesterday, so that's good news. The team has gone 3-6 in its last 9, meaning 1-2 in each of its last three series. This is not a recipe for success. On the other hand, they are still in a good enough position where if they string together a few wins, there's still reason to hope. Cubs up next. At the risk of sounding disrespectful to the Cubs, I think this series may be just what the doctor orders for the Rox. They've played some solid teams in the last two weeks, but the Cubs don't seem able to put it together. The Rox really need to take two of three in this set.
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