Wednesday’s First Pitch


Leading Off

Okay, so maybe that was borrowed from the Yankees broadcasters, but I think it’s acceptable because the Rockies took game one of three from the Chicago White Sox in one of the most exciting games played in 2011. It took 13 innings, but the Rockies won on a Ty Wigginton RBI single, earning their first walk-off win of 2011.

The Good
Ty Wigginton provided the clincher, a walk-off RBI single in the 13th inning to score Troy Tulowitzki from first. The Rockies improved to 6-4 on the year in Interleague play, one of the best marks in the National League. They also improved to 39-40, just one game south of .500 on the year. Rex Brothers also earned his first Major League win.

The Bad
“Bad” may even be too strong here, but Jason Hammel went seven innings, giving up six hits and two runs. He failed to get the win, but he did keep the White Sox from getting more than two runs.

The Ugly
Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-4, but walked twice and scored the winning run. And 0-for-4 day will never help your average. His  average fell to .272 and needs to step it up to get his average above .280 (or .300 would be better) before the All-Star Break.

On Deck
I’m headed on vacation for two weeks and won’t be able to post much while away. I’ll be leaving you in the capable hands of Michelle and Samantha while I’m gone, who will be taking over the daily posts. I’ll be around some, and will be able to hopefully announce exciting news soon. Until we talk again, enjoy the games, relax your baseball brains over the All-Star Break, and most importantly, GO ROCKIES!