Baseball Toaster Bad Altitude
Padres 3, Rockies 2 and Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 1
2005-09-10 15:55
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Win four in a row, lose three in a row. It's that kind of season. Except for the winning four in a row part, that hasn't happened very often. What's distressing about the last two losses to San Diego and Arizona is that the offense that's supposed to be back with Barmes and Hawpe, isn't. Granted, Clint didn't play on Friday and Brad didn't play yesterday, but neither did much when they did play (0 for 5 for Barmes, 0 for 4 for Hawpe). With Todd Greene available, why is Danny Ardoin even still wearing a uniform? I hate Danny Ardoin.

It's at this time of the year when it's easy to let one's attention sway from Colorado baseball. The Premiership is heating up, and somewhere in between three solid hours of commercials I believe they snuck an NFL game on TV Thursday night. But we're following this thing to the bitter end, and after the Rockies are mathematically eliminated will we have a few things to say on the subject of the playoffs.

Meanwhile, if you'll excuse me, I have a wedding to attend. I haven't worn a tie in over a year and I must say it doesn't suit me. I hereby give the Rockies permission to win in my absence.

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