LADY AT THE BAT: From The "Don't Look Now" File: The Colorado Rockies

Thursday, September 13, 2007

From The "Don't Look Now" File: The Colorado Rockies

The Rockies' Matt Holliday hit two balls hard last night in his team's win over the Phillies. One resulted in a triple play and the other was his 30th home-run. Significant yes, but when you look at where the Colorado Rockies are in the standings, you see something even more significant: The Rockies are only 2.5 games out in the NL Wild Card race!

With the exception of the East, all of the NL races are filled with teams who seem like they don't want to be there. The Brewers, whom I picked to win the Central, can't get out of their own way, much less the Cubs' or the Cardinals'. Lou Piniella's attempt to bully his team into putting a streak together after last night's big win is going to backfire. The Cardinals don't know how to stay away from controversy long enough to make any hay in the playoff races. Yes, the NL stinks (Sound familiar?); it makes perfect sense that the Colorado Rockies are right in the thick of things.

Maybe they're the X-factor. Maybe the Rockies are the team that stakes a claim in the NL. Then again, maybe I'll be blogging about some other NL team next week, saying they might be the X-factor. Yeah, it'll probably be the latter.

The Lady

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