Colorado Rockies Saturday Shout-Outs: No More Interleague!
Aug 5, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher M. McKenry (8) celebrates with third base coach S. Cole (39) after hitting a walk off home run in the eleventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Mariners 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies are done with interleague play for another year after they finish Sunday’s game. That right there is a shout-out in and of itself!
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After tomorrow, the Colorado Rockies will be done with interleague play for another year! Woo-hoo! (Ok, am I the only one who hates interleague play because I’m a dumb and boring purist? Judging by a poll we did a while back, I am not alone!!)
Interleague play aside, it’s time for our typical Saturday fare over here, shouting out good stuff that’s happening around the Rockies’ organization.
So without further ado, let’s jump into it. Saturday shout-outs for this, the second week of September (!) go to…
- Tom Murphy, for getting the big league call-up. He’ll soon (probably Sunday?) make his Major League debut.
- Justin Miller, for getting close to setting a Major League record for consecutive batters struck out across multiple appearances.
- Dustin Garneau, who has five hits in his Major League career. Two are doubles, and two are home runs. Big hit Dustin!
- The Colorado Rockies’ offense as a whole, for hitting 40 home runs in the last 30 days. (One of those came from Kyle Kendrick!!)
- Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez specifically; each has hit 11 home runs in the last 30 days, and they’ve combined for 50 RBIs in 28 games (!!).
- John Axford, who has this line over the last 30 days: 12 games, 11.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 17 K, .171 average against, 0.77 WHIP, five saves.
- Jairo Diaz, who has this line over the last 30 days: 11 games, 9.1 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, .222 average against, 1.18 WHIP.
- Charlie Blackmon, who’s very quietly putting together a massive 2015 season. The most important (or maybe intriguing) stat: he has 36 stolen bases, which is good for third (third!!) in the National League. I would never have guessed it if I weren’t watching those totals increase every week.
- The Asheville Tourists, who are one win away from the South Atlantic League’s Championship Series despite a loss on Friday night against Savannah. Win tonight and they go to the championship! They’re trying to defend their 2014 championship with another win this year.
- Speaking of the Tourists, credit to general manager Larry Hawkins, who was named the South Atlantic League General Manager of the Year this week!
- Seriously, finally, totally, shout-out to the scheduling gods for ENDING INTERLEAGUE PLAY FOR ANOTHER YEAR AFTER THIS WEEKEND!!! Entering the Mariners series Friday night, the Rox were 3-14 this year against the American League. Screw the AL, man.