I apologize for my absence yesterday. I came down with a stomach bug. I tried to wake up and get some writing done, but I just laid in bed and unleashed some very dramatic groans instead. It was not a very manly display. My wife was unimpressed, but she’s used to it. Anyway, let’s call it a rain out — just like last night’s game.
After Monday night’s win, the Rockies are 4-1 with three games left on the current road trip. No matter what happens over the next two days, the Rox will return home with at least a .500 record to show for the season’s first road trip. More importantly, if they win just one of the next three, they’ll come home with a winning record on the road. It’s early, but the team seems to understand the importance of these next three games.
Since the day he reported for Spring Training, Seth Smith has been a man on a mission. His focus and hard work are paying off in spades. No player better represents the Rockies problems in 2010 than Seth Smith. He was overaggressive and pull happy last season, an approach that led to a poor second half and an inability to hit lefties. It should come as no surprise that Smith’s hot start directly coincides with the Rockies’ quick beginning.
That’s it for today. Starting tonight, the Rox have three games in twenty-four hours. Let’s hope that they take all three. However, winning just one will get the job done.
In honor of our road warriors, here are some, Road Warriors: