Sunday, September 12, 2010

Colorado's September Deja Vu

Look out National Leaguers. Here comes Colorado, again!

Racing to baseball's finish line is nothing new for the Colorado Rockies. The NL West all but seemed destined for a two team battle in September. When the calendar turned to September San Diego was leading the West by 4 games over San Francisco. Colorado seemed a distant 7 games back in third place. After back to back losses to begin this month Colorado cashed in on a golden opportunity to get back in the race. The Rockies swept three from first place San Diego. Then swept four straight from Central leading Cincinnati. What next? A sweep of Arizona provided by Jason Giambi's walk-off pinch hit home run earlier this afternoon.

Here we go again...

Flashback. 2009 Rockies win 10 of first 11 September games helping them advance into the post-season.
Flashback. 2007 Rockies win 14 of final 15 September games including winning one game tie-breaker to qualify for the playoffs. In playoff action, winners of 7 straight advancing to the World Series.

So, what's it going to be in 2010? Looks like NL West teams had better take notice. The Rockies are back. They were 11 games out of first on August 21. Colorado has won 17 of 21 since and now stand only 1.5 out of first place.

Never say never when it comes to the Colorado Rockies. NL West is now a 3 team race. San Diego and San Francisco are tied. Rocks are closing in fast. Colorado takes on San Diego for 3 beginning Monday.


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