A Tale of Two Teams
One team looked fabulous tonight, and one did not. Let’s have you take a guess and see which one did well.
I have one game that ended with a score of 11-15 and one game end with a score of 110-124.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I have yet to see a ballgame that makes it to the 100’s… or the 40’s for that matter… I have no idea what the highest scoring game was. I read somewhere that the Rangers beat the Orioles in 2007 with a score of 30-3 or something. That’s pretty high.
Anyway, yes, the Rockies ended with a losing score of 15-11, which makes it sound closer than it actually was. They didn’t get those last six runs until the bottom of the ninth, a good start to the rally, but only a worthy attempt.
The Nuggets, on the other hand, ended with a winning score of 110-124. Our two biggest stars, Chauncey Billups had 28 points and Carmelo Anthony had 30. The last time the Nuggets made it to the Western Conference Finals was 1985… that was the year I was born and Carmelo Anthony was like… one.
Tomorrow, I’ve got tickets seven rows behind third base in section 141, a dream come true to see my favorite player. Garrett Atkins is our usual third baseman, however, odds are, he won’t be playing in that spot. In fact, most likely, I’ll be admiring Ian Stewart from that distance instead. Atkins hasn’t been swinging a bat like he usually does. I think tonight he went 0-3 or something along those lines… I maybe made that one up, I’m not sure. For the past three years, Atkins has driven in at least 99 runs, with a career high in 2006 of 120. Right now, his stats aren’t projecting anything good, so one can only hope he harnesses his “2006-2008 Atkins” and can gain the clean up spot back.
A 15-11 loss… I guess it could’ve been worse… we could’ve lost to the Pirates. That was kind of a burn to both Jeff and Matt. Sorry, the Pirates are ranked last in power rankings.
Chris Iannetta hit a grand slam tonight. You want pressure? Bottom of the ninth, bases loaded,two outs.
In game three of the Nuggets vs. Mavs, Melo made this shot after being fouled that started some controversy on the lack of a call.
That shot was like Iannetta’s home run. Melo would say, “those are the moments you live for.” It was an incredibly high pressure situation. While everyone was busy complaining that the refs didn’t make a call and the NBA added insult to injury by saying that they screwed up, everyone forgot that Melo made an incredible shot. One of those that seemed impossible and far too good to be true, that shot was entirely against all odds.
So, the Rockies and Astros are tied in the series 1-1. I’m hoping that tomorrow they’ll win it for me. I’m changing up the outfit, so one can only hope that Tom’s strategy works. Maybe I’ll find him a pink hat to wear!