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Colorado Rockies MLB News - Rockies Baseball Blog » 2007 » September

The Colorado Rockies are surging towards an improbable playoff run

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Friday 28 September 2007 at 4:53 pm

The Rockies have won an amazing 11 games in a row which has pulled them only 1 game behind the Padres for the Wild Card and 2 games behind the D-Backs for the N.L. West lead.  The Rockies will host the D-Backs this weekend so they hold fate in their own hands.  Brad Hawpe has been a big key in the surge as he is 12 for his last 26 (.462 avg) with 4 runs scored, 3 homers and 10 RBIs.  Todd Helton has also been swinging a hot stick as he is 10 for his last 28 (.357 avg) with 1 homer and 7 RBIs.

Jeff Francis has turned into the ace of the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Throwing Well, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Wednesday 19 September 2007 at 5:09 pm

Jeff Francis has really turned in a good season for the Rockies as he is the only pitcher on the team with more than 10 wins.  Francis has started 32 games this season and he is 16-8 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  He has now worked 201.1 innings this season and he has allowed 220 hits, walked 60 batters and whiffed 152.  The Rockies are still alive for the playoffs but it will be an uphill battle.  They are now 79-72 which has them tied for 3rd in the National League West, 5.5 games behind the D-Backs.  The Rockies are also 4.5 games behind the Padres for the Wild Card.

The Colorado Rockies are still in the hunt

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Wednesday 12 September 2007 at 7:26 pm

It won’t be easy but the Rockies still have a chance to make the playoffs.  They are now 75-69 on the season which has them tied with the Dodgers for 3rd place in the National League West, 6 games behind the Diamondbacks.  The better chance for the Rockies is the Wild Card.  They are only 3.5 games behind the Padres with 18 games left.  It can be done.

The Colorado Rockies need Kazuo Matsui to pick the pace back up

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Wednesday 12 September 2007 at 7:15 pm

Kazuo Matsui was outstanding in the first half of the season but he’s been average in the 2nd half.  Since the All-Star Break, Matsui has played in 46 games and he is 47 for 175 (.269 avg, .687 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 1 homer, 13 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  For the season, Matsui has played in 92 games and he is hitting .291 (.754 OPS) with 72 runs scored, 4 homers, 34 RBIs and 30 stolen bases.

The Colorado Rockies are still alive

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Weekly Results by chinmusic on Tuesday 4 September 2007 at 3:20 pm

The Colorado Rockies have the best team they have had in a long, long time.  They are in 4th place in the National League West with a 71-66 record which has them 5 games behind the Padres.  The Rockies are also 4th in the Wild Card Hunt 4 games behind the Diamondbacks.  OF Matt Holliday is one of the best players in the game as he is hitting .335 with 92 runs scored, 25 homers and 109 RBIs this year.  Brad Hawpe has also stepped up his game as he is hitting .284 with 25 homers and 93 RBIs this season.  Rookie shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has also been outstanding with the bat this year as he is hitting .288 with 78 runs scored, 18 homers and 75 RBIs.  Starting pitcher Jeff Francis has been outstanding this season as he is 15-6 with a 4.12 ERA.  Reliever Manny Corpas has also been outstanding filling in as a closer with Brian Fuentes injured.  Corpas is 3-2 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA this season.

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