GREENSBOROSports.com reader and HUGE Colorado Rockies fan Marshall Doug Brown may soon be in an all-out celebratory mode. Brown has always pulled for the Broncos, Nuggets, Avalanche, and the ROCKIES. Colorado is on the doorstep, one game away from the World Series.
from today’s edition of www.mlb.com:
DENVER — Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba grew up in Venezuela listening as his dad told stories of baseball’s greatest teams. Little did he know he’d be living what could end up one of the greatest hot streaks ever.
Torrealba’s three-run homer off Livan Hernandez broke a sixth-inning tie on Sunday and gave the Rockies a 4-1 victory over the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, putting them one win from a sweep and their first trip to the World Series.
The Rockies will go for the clincher in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series here on Monday night.
Matt Holliday also homered and starting pitcher Josh Fogg gave up one run in six innings to give the Rockies their 20th win in their last 21 games. A sellout crowd of 50,137 braved a game-long drizzle and wind chill that dipped into the upper 30s.
From a historical context, a team going at least 20-1 after Sept. 1 has been accomplished just three times in history. But the 1916 New York Giants, 1935 Cubs and 1977 Royals didn’t win the World Series. That fact relegates them to bar trivia, rather than bedtime stories.
(More trivia: The ’77 Royals called up a catcher named Clint Hurdle, now the Rockies’ manager, for his first nine Major League games.)
*****Little Doug’s going to the World Series*****
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are roaring into the World Series like no team before them. More momentum. More rest, too. With their 21st win in 22 games, the relentless Rockies beat the rattled Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 in Game 4 Monday night to sweep the NL championship series at chilly Coors Field….