At the moment it could go either way, as our boys of summer battle for the National Leagues lone wildcard spot and a whiff of fall ball. But Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitski, Dexter Fowler, Ubaldo Jimenez and the rest of the crew have something to prove: namely that 2007s World Series appearance against the Boston Red Sox wasnt a fluke, and maybe now they have a manager who can carry them the distance. After an up and down road trip, the Rockies return home today for the first of a three-game stand against National League West rivals and potential spoilers the San Diego Padres. After that, theyll face the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers for three games a piece, all at Coors Field.
And whether they make the playoffs or not, theres hardly a better place to be on a crisp September evening than the ballpark, beer and hotdog in hand. Tonights game gets underway at 6:40 p.m. at Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street. Tickets prices vary greatly; log on to http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com for information.
Tue., Sept. 22, 6:40 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 23, 6:40 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 24, 6:40 p.m., 2009