Sept. 18, 2007. Aug. 24, 2009. Those two days mark games that encapsulated the Rockies' runs to the playoffs both years. The former saw Todd Helton hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to end the second game of a double header. It provided the momentum to win 21 of 22.
Then two years later, the Rockies went into extra innings against the Giants in a late August game. The game was tightly played as it was 1-1 in the 14th inning. Adam Eaton unfortunately decided to pitch like Adam Eaton and allowed three runs. But those ever resilient Rockies battled back in the bottom of the frame. After Adam Eaton drove in a run on a bases-loaded walk, Ryan Spilborghs stepped to the plate. On an 0-1 pitch, Spilly unleashed a grand slam to deep right center field to win the game. The Rockies win! The Rockies win! The SpillySlam saved the day!
Will we add Aug. 25, 2010 to that list? Overcoming a nine-run deficit, the Rockies appear to be in the correct time and place to make a run to the playoffs. It provided a moment to make us all forget about the other news of the day: a Demaryius Thomas injury (but not as bad speculated at first), a change in direction for the Nuggets' GM position, and J.R. Smith's incident.
Links around the network after the jump.
Rockies Rally From Nine Runs Down To Defeat Braves 12-10 - SBNation.com
SBNation.com looks around the network for reactions from both sides.
Rockies Overcome Nine-Run Deficit, Sweep Braves With 12-10 Comeback Victory - Purple Row
Reaction to the Rockies' victory.
Masai Ujiri will be the new Nuggets general manager - Denver Stiffs
Denver wasted little time grieving David Griffin apparently turning down the opportunity to become the general manager and hired Ujiri in less than 24 hours after the Griffin news was reported.
The Reality of an 18 Game NFL Season (and More Denver Broncos Football) - Mile High Report
What the prospect of a longer season means.
Countdown To Cutdown - NFL Practice Squad Explained - Mile High Report
The NFL's Practice Squad procedures are confusing and convoluted. Here's a quick guide on how it all works!