When it rains, it pours.
And when the bats are a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin’.
The Colorado Rockies have been on an absolute tear as of late, lacing the ball as their bats boom and crack with a sound similar to a rocky mountain thunderstorm.
As the Rox played the Indians in Cleveland Monday night, they looked to stay on their hot streak at the plate.
Colorado found their groove in the bottom of the fifth inning, and they went on a two-out rally for the ages.
The Rockies, looking up at a 4-1 deficit, went on a rally in which eight straight players reached base and six runs scored with two outs already gone in the inning.
Chris Iannetta walked while Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Nelson singled to load the bases.
Enter “Mr. Rockie” Todd Helton, who paused and patiently waited as he walked and pushed home a run.
Then the present and future of the Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki, got lucky as a leprechaun as his chopper to third ricocheted off the bag, sending home CarGo and the Toddfather to tie up the game.
But the Rox were far from done scoring in the inning, Jason Giambi went Giambino and bombed a three-run home run to put Colorado up 7-4 after the fifth.
Cleveland scored two in the bottom of the inning, and the Rockies and Indians both scored a run each in the eighth, but Colorado ended up finishing off the Indians 8-7.
It was the Rockies fifth win in six games—they’re heating up—and it was their eighth victory in 12 contests.
And how the Rockies are winning is simplistic, hits lead to runs, runs lead to wins.
Five must be the Rockies’ lucky number—over the last 12 games, Colorado has scored five or more runs 10 times, they’re 8-2 when they hit the five-run mark.
Leading the way for the Rox has been Troy Tulowitzki and CarGo—both are certainly playing up to their perplexing pay days.
Over the last 10 games, CarGo is batting an amazing .409 (18-44) with 8 RBI, 7 runs and 2 HR and Tulo is hitting .357 (15-42) with 9 RBI and runs each and 2 HR of his own.
Undoubtedly, the Rockies go as their best two players go, and the dynamic duo is destroying the ball in Denver and on the road, which bodes well for Colorado and making the postseason for the third time in five seasons.
Colorado is confident currently, they are riding a mile high wave of adrenaline and momentum and the Rockies are rockin’ it at the plate.
This is the team that showed up in April.
This is the team that the Rockies’ faithful shows up to watch every night at Coors Field.
This is the team that can be one of the best in the entire major leagues.
Over the last four series, the Rockies have won three and split the other, they have to stay this hot through the All Star break and hope to lead the division when Tulo represents them in the All Star Game.
The Rockies are 11-7 in the month of June with nine games to go, and they’re only three games back now.
Colorado can close the gap and gain momentum at the same time.
The time is now, the Rockies are rockin’, the fun has returned to the ballpark and on televisions all across Colorado.