Yesterday's game result didn't much matter, and as such it looks more similar to a game taking place at Salt River Fields or Camelback Ranch than Coors Field. But it was still a momentous day, despite some curmudgeonly sportswriters assertions, the Rockies have their 12th batting title winner in franchise history in Charlie Blackmon.
No one is going to deny that hitting at Coors Field is an advantage for winning the batting title. However, the fact that so much attention is drawn to it while simultaneously ignoring the affect that other parks have on stats is hypocrisy. No one seems to care that the AL home run champion got to hit in Yankees Stadium. Or, that the NL ERA leader pitches half of his games in Chavez Ravine.
Patrick Saunders, who has a notoriously strict definition of being an ace, talks with Jon Gray about the upcoming wild card game and describes him as being "on the verge of becoming a bona fide ace."
On this day 10 years ago Rockies fans were waking up to a team ready for the playoffs and look and behold that's the case again today. Manager Bud Black offers his thoughts on the game he managed from the opposing dugout. More than anyone else, I’m sure Black appreciates that he won’t have to play another game 163 this season to earn the second Wild Card spot.
Thomas Harding makes the case for the Rockies. Unfortunately for them, not only is this perhaps one of the most stacked playoff fields in recent memory, the Rockies also have to get through a winner-take-all game. But there are reasons to believe, Rockies fans.
After clinching the Wild Card, Gerardo Parra dyed his hair purple for the final game of the season | MLB.com
Promise is a promise I suppose.
Our friends from over at BSN were fortunate enough to be in side the Rockies clubhouse for the clinching party. They got several interviews with players and just general fun video, if you're still in celebration mode and not quite yet in preparation mode.
If you are in preparation mode, you can scout how the Diamondbacks may or may not be preparing their roster for Wednesday night's game.
Turns out all these quotes are more complimentary than strategic against various Diamondbacks players. But as they come from the players themselves, it's interesting anyway.