Who could forget the one time the Colorado Rockies franchise made the World Series? 2007 was the year, and it was a great time to be a Rockies’ fan – until the end of the series anyway. Colorado was on the road for game one of the World Series, taking on the high-powered Boston Red Sox.
Jeff Francis was the starting pitcher for the Rockies, and he didn’t last long. The southpaw gave up six runs on 10 hits in just four innings of work, walking and striking out three apiece on 103 pitches. Franklin Morales, now a reliever for the Kansas City Royals, spotted Francis afterwards, producing the same results.
Morales gave up seven runs on six hits in just two-thirds of an inning – yikes. Colorado couldn’t figure a way to get out the dynamic duo of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, each collecting three hits of their own. Julio Lugo collected three hits as well from the eighth spot in the lineup.
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Another player who the Rockies’ couldn’t seem to figure out — starting pitcher Josh Beckett. Beckett was dominant to say the least. The right-hander pitched seven solid innings, yielding one run on six hits while striking out nine. Brad Hawpe was a victim of Beckett’s masterpiece, finishing the game going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts — The Golden Sombrero.
Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton were the only players who saw the ball well that night, collecting two hits apiece while Tulo drove in the lone run.
Believe it or not, LaTroy Hawkins was the best reliever to come out of the pen for the Rockies’ that night. Hawkins pitched a scoreless eighth inning, collecting two strikeouts on seven pitches.
The Colorado Rockies went on to lose game one of the 2007 World Series, 13-1.