5 Colorado Rockies games from the 2018 season you should watch
By Kevin Henry
October 2 — Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field
Some personal memories of this game here.
I was at Game 163 the day before at Dodger Stadium when the Rockies lost and were forced into a travel situation to play in Chicago the next day against the Cubs in the Wild Card. I remember booking the red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Chicago and couldn’t help thinking about the previous season when the Rockies had to travel to Arizona for the Wild Card game and had their season quickly ended in a loss to the Diamondbacks.
It was a cold, damp night at Wrigley Field that night and the Cubs were in the same situation as the Rockies (having lost to the Brewers in Game 163 at Wrigley Field). However, the Cubbies didn’t have to travel and the North Side fans were ready to watch their team get another shot at Milwaukee in the postseason.
There was such a buzz in the venerable stadium that night. You felt on edge with every pitch, and you knew everyone else in the Friendly Confines was feeling the same way.
Of course, Tony Wolters would be the unlikely hero that night, coming into the game on a double switch and getting the 12th-inning single to give the Rockies the lead. But there were plenty of other heroes for the Rockies that night, including starter Kyle Freeland with his 6.2 innings of four hit, no-run pitching. And let’s not forget Scott Oberg with four strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief to get the win and close the door on the Cubs.
Yes, this is a game worth rewatching over and over and over again.