For the first time in franchise history the Colorado Rockies may win the National League West title, if they win this game against the Dodgers today. A loss will mean a Wild-Card fight for life.
With identical records the Colorado Rockies and the Dodgers will battle it out today to determine a victor. Two teams enter and one leaves the division champs, after the hundreds of games played it will come down to this one on the first steps to and beyond the post-season. The game will be in L.A. but our boys play fantastic at Dodger Stadium so I hope the Dodgers bring it.
The starter for the Rox will be, of course, our man-on-fire currently, German Marquez. He has been pitching phenomenally recently and is 2-0 in Dodger Stadium. The 2.57 ERA against the ball crushing bats of the Dodgers, in their house, fills me with confidence.
The starter for L.A. will be Walker Buehler, a rookie who has faced the Rockies five times already this year. His 2.61 ERA against the Blake Street Bombers is impressive but our bats have been hot. The pressure is going to be on, I know Marquez can handle the heat let’s see if a rookie can.
The Rockies have been hot, honestly so have the Dodgers. Maybe it will make a difference that this will be a first for the Rox, maybe experience takes over for the Dodgers.
This kind of excitement is solely owned by sports and lends an exhilaration that is lacking for the most part in our lives. Worst cast scenario the battle begins early with the Wild Card game starting Thursday.
Magic endings like winning a championship begin with magic seasons that take magical turns. It defies all odds and makes you believe like you are a child again.
Why not us?
The phrase pops into your mind more and more. Personally, I grew up in Southern California and I envision Kirk Gibson rounding the bases, pumping a triumphant fist. That happens. I was there (in spirit, I watched on t.v. like most) and that feeling is so overwhelming I draw joy from it still. Magic.