Perhaps the problem the last 16 Sundays was that the Rockies didn't have a real winner on the mound like Alan Johnson. In Esmil Rogers, who is 6-1 despite a 5.85 ERA, Colorado may have finally found the man with the right formula of mental toughness, intestinal fortitude, and a nationally televised night baseball outing to end this four month Sunday losing streak.
Facing him will be the oft-traded (I believe the count is near six by now), no-hitter throwing Edwin Jackson. Dude's an above average pitcher in terms of numbers (2.8 fWAR already) moving from the AL Central to the NL Central, but he'll be facing the mighty Esmil Rogers, the prospect of which can't be pleasing to him.
#48 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Aug 14, 1985
#22 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals
Sep 09, 1983
Lord knows that I want to write a winning game wrap, but the Lord has seen fit to humble me many times before. Go Rockies -- good luck, Godspeed, and may the Force be with you.