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Braves Still Chopping at Rockies

Posted by The Minkster on September 30, 2009

Grrrrrrrrr!

Grrrrrrrrr!

Since the day the Rockies were born the Braves have owned them!  According to Baseball-Reference.com, the Rockies have a .371 all-time winning percentage against the Braves.  That is the worstagainst any MLB team that Colorado has faced more than 25 times up to this point in their history!  Guess which team is next.  Yes, the hated Dodgers!  The Rockies have a .424 winning percentage against the NL West foes.  Just in case you are wondering, the Blake Street Bombers own a .443 and .507 lifetime percentage against the Phillies and Cards, respectively.

I’m not purporting that the past is any indication of the future, but I am saying that I really don’t like the Braves and tired of them kicking sand in our face and stealing our food/beer every time we invite them to a picnic!  This season the Rockies have split the series 8-8, but with the new tiebreaker rules the boys in purple pinstripes would travel to Atlanta for a 1 game playoff for the right to compete in the NLDS.  That’s because the Braves had a better record against their division opponents (NL East) than did the Rox (NL West). 

My disdain for the Dodgers outweighs my angst against the Braves, but I’d have to find a Bobby Cox pinata to wack on if the Rockies are ambushed by Atlanta.  If Iannetta, Giambi, Tulo and Stewart keep up their late game heroics we won’t have to worry about seeing Bobby Cox and his Braves’ version of 2007 Rockies next Monday.  Of course, it wouldn’t hurt if the Fish and Mats stepped up and helped a fellow MLB newbie out.

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Rockies Go Into Midsummer Classic With W

Posted by The Minkster on July 12, 2009

The Rockies position representative to the MLB All-Star game this week is heading to the Midsummer Classic flying high.  Brad Hawpe hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rockos a series split with arch nemesis Atlanta.  Seth Smith was on first with one out when Hawpe hit one in the gap in center field.  Seth’s wheels were fast enough for him to slide into home scoring the winning run and the Rockies to win 8-7.

Hugs all around in Coors Field after walk-off double by Hawpe.

Hugs all around in Coors Field after walk-off double by Hawpe. (David Zalubowski/AP)

After being down 4 runs twice in the game, the boys in purple never gave up and kept hacking away at the Braves’ leads.  Hammel had his first bad outing in awhile and only lasted 3 innings, but about half the bullpen had a good day.  Streeter did his job and shut the Braves down in the top half of the ninth to give his bats a chance to win the game – and they did!

After the All-Star game Colorado heads to San Diego for a three game series against  a division opponent that is having an off year.  Our boys should win that series if not sweep.  That kicks off a stint of three game series against West opponents and could really shake things up or put the Rox in a position to make a run at the Dodgers.  Enjoy the break and we’ll talk baseball again in about a week.

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