Just 24 hours after the Colorado Rockies set a franchise record with a nine-run ninth inning that was capped off by a Seth Smith three-run blast—the Rockies did it again.

In fact, when Chris Iannetta bombed the game-winning solo homer in the bottom of the ninth, it was the third straight game in a row Colorado won with a walk-off.

For the second night in a row, 33,000 fans came out to watch their Rockies at Coors Field. All of them stayed Wednesday night to secure the series against St. Louis. The Rockies are 10-1 against the Cardinals in the teams’ last 11 meetings, while outscoring the Redbirds by an astounding 38-11 from the seventh inning on.

For Colorado, it’s the third straight series win, and they’ve been the victors of four of five series overall. The Rockies are on fire, as they’ve gone 10-5 in their last 15 games, jumping in the standings and back into the headlines.

The point is, the Rox are Rollin’ and Denver has noticed.

Rockies’ fans have come out to the ballpark to support their team that is currently in second place of the NL best NL West—merely three games out of first place behind the Padres.

And all this success has come when Colorado’s injury list is a mile long.

Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies’ best player on offense and defense, has been on the DL with a broken left wrist for nearly three weeks. Starter Brad Hawpe injured his ribs 10 days ago and the face of the franchise, Todd Helton, was placed on the 15-day DL.

Plus, starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa hasn’t been able to pitch in months and closer Huston Street won his first game of the year Wednesday and has only had the opportunity for two saves so far.

Still, with the injury bug biting extremely hard, the Rockies have fought tough and strung together winning baseball without their best players.

Colorado is getting major production from fill-ins and others, like second baseman Clint Barmes on his 12-game hitting streak and Dexter Fowler, who’s hitting 12 for his last 25 at bats.

Everyone likes watching history and Rockies are making franchise history lately. With their wins Tuesday and Wednesday being the first ever comebacks of five-plus runs and they’ve gotten 12-plus hits in six straight games.

Colorado is currently one of the hottest teams in the MLB, and even though it seems crazy to say, they’re looking forward to the All Star break as well.

Ubaldo Jimenez, the Rockies’ phenomenal pitcher, will be on display even though he has been struggling of late and could use the rest. Likewise for most of the rest of the Rox, rest will be welcomed.

Still, Colorado’s baseball team is dominating right now and they look to continue to do so up to and after the All Star break.

And as they do, the Rockies are moving into prime position for a third playoff run in four years—which of course would set even more franchise history for this team that is becoming more and more special.

Just how special they can be is up to Jim Tracy and the rest of his rublin’ Rockies as they roll down the road to the postseason.


Rich Kurtzman is a Colorado State University Alumnus and a freelance journalist. Along with being the Denver Nuggets FC for bleacherreport.com, Kurtzman is the Denver Broncos FC for NFLTouchdown.com, the CSU Rams and Fort Collins Beer Bars Examiner for examiner.com and the Colorado/Utah Correspondent for stadiumjourney.com

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