Colvin Walk-Off Caps Sweep of Brewers

It’s EYj’s world, we just live in it.

You’d think that the most memorable part of today’s Rox Walk Off would be Tyler Colvin, since he was the player that actually produced the winning hit.  But, ask anyone privy enough to be at Coors for the excellent end of said game, and you’d be hard pressed not to find EYj’s name come up in relation to the game winning outcome.  That’s because without Mr. Young’s incredible speed, Tyler Colvin might have been just a lonely player standing on second, waiting for Dexter Fowler to either bring EYj home from third, or strike out trying.

EYj's 9th Inning Single
EYj’s 9th Inning Single

Thankfully, the line-hugging hit of Colvin’s was all EYj needed to score from first.  Sure, the ball barely made it past the point where the wall juts out into right, but when you are the fastest man alive all it takes is a dribbler out of the infield to produce a potential scoring opportunity from any bag you might occupy at the time.

Run, Eric, Run.

And run he did.  It wasn’t even close, as he slid/stood at home, welcoming the mob from a dugout that hasn’t celebrated a sweep since April and a walk-off since July 17th.

The game leading up to the amazing ending was a back and forth affair, nothing like the first two games that the Rockies had well in hand  from the first inning against the Brew Crew.

Guillermo Moscoso was on the mound in place of Pomeranz and pitched a shutout through four.  It was that pesky fifth that got to him, not that the first four weren’t full of drama with a double, three singles, two walks and a hit-by-pitch ALL WITH TWO OUTS  interspersed throughout the four innings of no-run ball.

Pacheco and Hernandez Waiting to Hit
Pacheco and Hernandez Waiting to Hit

But it was that fifth, oh that darned fifth that reared its familiar, yet ugly head.

After walking Gomez, and then giving up an RBI double, then a single and another RBI double, he was pulled in favor of Carlos Torres.  Handing the ball, and the remaining three needed outs for the inning to be over, Moscoso made his way to the dugout.

Torres did what any good reliever would do in that situation – he hit Lucroy to load the bases, gave up a two run single and then a sacrifice RBI before settling down and getting the final two outs.

Two pitchers, one inning, and the Rockies went from being up 4-0 to being down 5-4.

Eric Young, Jr., the MVP of August as far as the Rockies go, had himself another amazing day.  He started it off with a walk, followed it up with a home run, then proved he was mortal by hitting an “excuse-me” ground out that he didn’t really swing at, but made contact anyway.  The bottom of the seventh he struck out and then it was his turn to hit in the ninth and that is all it took to show he was far from cooling off.

Colvin Getting Mobbed At 3rd
Colvin Getting Mobbed At 3rd

With the team down by two runs and one out, Wilin Rosario drove a pinch hit single to left field, bringing the winning run in EYj to the batters box.  First pitch he saw, a 94 mph fast ball low and inside, he drove to center, and what seemed like a fifth of a second later he was standing on first, waiting for his chance to cross home.

He only needed to wait for two more pitches before Colvin sent the ball to right and the rest, as they say, was history.

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jeem
jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

May 2? Season didn’t start until Ap 6.

Does anyone know the rule that says DirecTV can’t show the away telecast when home broadcaster is not?

Doc
Doc
8 years ago
Reply to  jeem

All I know is that the rules are ridiculous. I was able to pick up the Brewer broadcast here in CA and recorded it. I sympathize with you guys plenty–I had to give up the satellite dish because I’d get blacked out every time the Dodgers played the Rox even if the game was in Denver. Local cable carries the Dodger games so, in effect, they forced me to change carriers. I’m sure the answer lies in $$$. If EYJ… Read more »

jeem
jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

So here’s the real loser story. I attended that day. The Dodgers came back + tied us, think it was in the 8th. I got mad + left. Giambi blast.

Jeem
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Jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jeem

Good memory, but that was another time. I better watch it though, I’m getting old and repeating myself.

Jeem
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Jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jeem

Oh yeah, you are right. I now remember storming through the concourse staring down at the fancy granite flooring!

Jeem
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Jeem
8 years ago

OK, here’s what I think drives the blackouts. Most of what I found on-line seems to be based on the previous CBA, but I’m pretty sure I get the gist of it. Each TEAM is given the exclusive rights to broadcast a certain number of games, I think it’s 152 (leaving 10 for Fox or ESPN to claim), in its given geographical TERRITORY (this is behind the Giants-A’s controversy about moving the A’s to San Jose). The team then sells… Read more »

Doc
Doc
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Very cool. Lacroy seems to be saying, right this way sir. Pooter probably already has the picture, framed and hanging on his wall. Thumbs up if he does. Hope this is just one of many happy moments yet to come our way as we complete the season. I’m thinking true baseball fans are the ones that don’t really care if their team wins or loses as much as whether they were treated to a well played game. Keep it up,… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
8 years ago
Reply to  Doc

Doc’s got part of it right defining true baseball fans. A true fan can be any of these. Driving home late evening, pulls into a lighted and random Little League game just to catch some action. or Turns off the Olympics to catch Quick Pitch on the MLB network or On Bronco Sunday, is tuned to a meaningless afternoon contest between two NL east teams. or In early December, after getting the Monday morning paper, turns to a list of… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

Stares out the window all winter and waits for spring 🙂
(courtesy Mr. Rogers Hornsby)

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