On the road to October, the Colorado Rockies are off to a ripper of a start. With 10 games to go and eight wins needed it couldn’t have started better.
Three up and three down, or so they say. In the three game series against the Diamondbacks it was just like that. The tidy weekend series began on Friday night and wrapped up this evening. The Rockies came through, adding three wins to the tally on the road to October.
With 10 remaining games, the Rox needed to win eight. The back-to-back games started with the Diamondbacks, continues with the Phillies for a four game stretch and concludes with the Nationals. The Rockies swept the D-backs and the Phillies and Nationals have similar records. Maybe this is a feat the crew can pull off this year.
Kyle Freeland was the Rockies starter for Sundays day game. He pitched a solid seven innings, allowing seven hits and struck out 6. Adam Ottavino came in for a partial inning to relieve but wasn’t feeling it tonight. Seunghwan Oh followed Ottavino, closing the eight inning. The game and ninth inning were closed by the one and only Wade Davis.
The two runs the Rox did score were against the Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley. He only made it only five innings and Nolan Arenado and Gerardo Parra are credited with the two RBI’s. Arizona needed four relief pitchers to close out the game, but they did so without any further runs scoring.
The remainder of the games will be played at home for the Rockies, which sounds great. However, the Blake Street boys don’t necessarily play better at home. As long as they play better than the Phillies and Nationals, for now that will have to do. Happy post season to all and to all a good night!
The Colorado Rockies will host the Philadelphia Phillies at beautiful Coors Field in Denver, Colorado at 6:40 P.M. MST on September 24, 2018.