Fighting Mad…All-Star game, and more…
Ever since Yorvit Torrealba’s fight with Matt Kemp on Tuesday night, the Rockies have now won 3 straight, including last night’s 6-4 win over the Brewers. I’m going to keep saying it, the current win streak is great, but this team cannot get down on itself should it end tonight or anytime in the near future. Their concentration should be on winning each upcoming series and things will take care of themselves in the standings. If win streaks are a part of that then that’s the icing on the cake.
Taking a look at the NL West and how poor as it has been so far this season, the Rockies though currently in last place are only 6 games out of 2nd place in the division. So by no means is this season done and things can change rapidly if the Rockies play within themselves and win series after series, especially against their division opponents, starting with the Giants at Coors Field beginning on Tuesday.
In what is a critical election year for the Oval Office, it is also critical that you vote your Rockies players into the 2008 All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. Currently no Rockies leads at any position in voting and Matt Holliday so far has the best shot and as of Tuesday is 4th in votes for the outfield position behind Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome, and Ken Griffey Jr. Matt Holliday trails Ken Griffey Jr by 120,000 votes. So make your votes count and get Holliday into the all-star game.
NEWS & NOTES – Great to see Brad Hawpe back in the lineup last evening, whose 2 run homer in the 8th helped lift the Rockies over the brewers.
Yorvit Torrealba is currently appealing his 3 game suspension handed down by Major League baseball.
Other than 2 back to back homeruns given up by Ubaldo Jimenez, he had good command of his pitches, striking out 6 through six innings of work, four of those strikeouts were Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder (2) and Ryan Braun (2).
Willy Taveras stole his 21st base last night and is 32 away from tying the Rockies team record. Though he’s still a ways off, it’s something to keep your eye on as the season progresses.
Great gesture by the Rockies manager Clint Hurdle by naming former Rockies manager Don Baylor to his all-star staff.
Rockies draft LHP, Christian Friedrich, 25th overall out of Eastern Kentucky University. According to scouting reports is the 2nd best left-handed pitcher in the draft.
Last but not least, I’ll be taking the Humidor on the road in 2 weeks to Kansas City to watch the Rockies take on the Royals in Interleague play at the newly and currently renovated Kauffman Stadium. If you’re going to be in KC that week also let me know. Look for lots of photos to be posted from the road.