Colorado Rockies history: Rocktober streak (part 9)
We continue with our Rocktober series by commemorating the 10th win in the streak. The Rockies would enter the game just one game back of the San Diego Padres for second place in the National League West and, more importantly, the National League Wild Card spot. Entering September 16, 2007 (the day of the first win of the streak), the Rockies were in fourth place and three back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for third place and 4.5 games back of the Padres for second place and the Wild Card spot.
On September 26, 2007, the Rockies would face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth of seven games in which the Rockies would beat the Dodgers during the 11-win Rocktober streak. For the game, here’s what the Rockies lineup would look like.
- Kazuo Matsui, 2B
- Troy Tulowitzki, SS
- Matt Holliday, LF
- Todd Helton, 1B
- Garrett Atkins, 3B
- Brad Hawpe, RF
- Ryan Spilborghs, CF
- Yorvit Torrealba, C
- Josh Fogg, SP
The Dodgers lineup would look like this.
- Juan Pierre, CF
- Chin-lung Hu, SS
- Delwyn Young, LF
- James Loney, 1B
- Andy LaRoche, 3B
- Andre Ethier, RF
- Chad Moeller, C
- Wilson Valdez, 2B
- Derek Lowe, SP
A Recap of the Game
In a very un-Colorado Rockies like game, it was a pitchers duel for the whole game. The Rockies only scored twice in the third inning on RBI singles by Kazuo Matsui and Matt Holliday.
Josh Fogg went 6 2/3 innings for the Rockies only allowing five hits, zero runs, and three walks while striking out five. Jeremy Affeldt, Brian Fuentes, and Manny Corpas combined for 2 1/3 innings of work and they allowed three hits but they did not walk anybody or allow a run.
Derek Lowe went seven innings allowing five hits and two runs. Jonathan Broxton and Takashi Saito combined for two scoreless innings in which they only allowed one base runner (on a walk).
Fogg would improve to 10-9 on the season and Manny Corpas would record his 18th save. Derek Lowe would drop to 12-14 (even though his season ERA was only 3.88).
The Final Installation of the Streak
Check back here tomorrow for the tenth and final part of the Rocktober streak series. To vote for the top 32 moments in Colorado Rockies franchise history (in which the Rocktober streak is a part of), check out our Twitter page, @RoxPileFS.