What do Clint Hurdle and an elephant have in common? I'm not sure, but I do know that Hurdle might want a meal where elephant is being served:
"It's that old saying. 'How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.' . . . We've just got to focus on winning a series," [Hurdle said].
OK, so he referred to the season as an elephant, not about actually eating a real elephant. Anyone hoping PETA would get involved here is out of luck.
Anyway, winning series against the Giants this season has been a no-go so far, with a 2-4 record in six games. Aaron Cook started that crazy game on April 29 that the Rockies wound up winning. Pat Misch started for the Giants in the May 19 contest that the Rockies won (though Vinnie Chulk allowed the winning run). Making something out of nothing, that means the Rockies have a good chance at winning this one. Or if you want to look at the bad side of things, you'll say that the Rockies won the second game of the first series and the first game of the second series, meaning the Rockies will only win the final game of this series. I don't know, but I want that entire piece of elephant on the plate fully eaten and digested over the next three days.
Matt Holliday might want to slice off the biggest portion from that slab of elephant as he returns tonight from the DL.