PHILADELPHIA -- "One day you're up, one day you're down," Rockies closer
But here he is, now one of the top ninth-inning finishers in baseball -- he saved 35 of 37 games this season -- and one of the biggest reasons why the Rockies hold a slight advantage as the National League Division Series between Colorado and Philadelphia shifts to Denver this weekend. In Street, the Rockies have something the Phillies don't: a lock-down closer. After
The Rockies relied on unlikely heroes to even the series with their 5-4 Game 2 win. It was catcher
Phillies Nation still can't believe it, either. Less than 12 hours earlier, it was very sunny in Philadelphia. After the Phillies' 5-1 flattening of the Rockies in Game 1, the fans spilled out of the ballpark giddy and practically dancing along Broad Street. The Phillies were up 1-0, and with
With Happ's status up in the air, with Blanton having worked in Game 2, with the back end of the bullpen in shambles, the Phillies' pitching staff is in a bit of disarray. Asked before Game 2 who he imagined his Game 3 starter would be, Manuel answered in the way only Manuel can: "I don't imagine nothing." It now looks as though
The Rockies, of course, have their own question marks, but at least they have a closer. Street, who has battled through elbow problems the last few seasons, says his career turned around when Rockies pitching coach
And so the series shifts to Colorado, where the forecast, according to wunderground.com, calls for temperatures in the low 30s on Saturday night and "ice pellets." Said centerfielder
It's on to frigid Denver. It will be very cold, but the series is just starting to heat up.