Colorado Rockies: The 8 best moments of the past decade
By Kevin Henry
As we enter the final month of the decade, it’s time for Colorado Rockies fans to help us decide which of eight moments were the best of the span between (and including) the 2010 and 2019 seasons.
Over the past week, we have been teasing some of the best memories of Colorado Rockies plays and games that have stood out to our editorial team and our followers on Twitter.
Without further delay, here are the eight moments chosen by our team and ranked from first to eighth.
1. Nolan Arenado‘s walk-off home run to complete the cycle on Father’s Day 2017
2. The Rockies win the 2018 Wild Card game in Wrigley Field thanks to pitching and a timely hit from Tony Wolters in extra innings.
3. Carlos Gonzalez hits a massive walk-off home run to complete the cycle against the Chicago Cubs in 2010
4. The franchise’s first and only no-hitter thrown by Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010
5. The “tarp catch” from Nolan Arenado in San Francisco in 2015
6. Trevor Story makes his mark on the record books with four home runs in his first 19 career at-bats and homering in his first four games.
7. Todd Helton hits a home run in his final Coors Field game off Boston’s Jake Peavy.
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8. The Rockies set a Major League record with 11 consecutive hits in a 17-2 win over the Chicago Cubs in 2010. Colorado scored 12 runs in the eighth inning on 13 hits. Eight of those hits went for extra bases.
Perhaps even more amazing was the fact that Colorado’s offensive barrage happened with two outs in the frame. According to STATS LLC, the 12 two-out runs were the most since March 21, 1956, when the Kansas City Athletics scored 13 times with two outs in the second inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox.
So which of those eight moments are the best in your mind? Which moment or game did we leave we out that should be in? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@RoxPileFS) as we begin the voting process on Sunday, December 1.