October 13, 2007
BOTH PEOPLE WHO WERE STILL WATCHING ENJOYEDTHE EXCITEMENT:
Taveras helps Rox to 2-0 NLCS edge (Thomas Harding, 10/13/07, MLB.com)
[Center fielder Willy] Taveras can relax after making two plays Friday night that helped the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks, 3-2, in 11 innings in Game 2 at Chase Field in front of 48,219. The Rockies, who before late in the regular season had never won more than nine games in a row in their 15-year history, have won 19 of their last 20.Posted by Orrin Judd at October 13, 2007 6:45 AM
Taveras' diving catch of a Tony Clark line drive with two out in the seventh preserved a one-run lead. Taveras forced in the winning run by drawing a four-pitch walk from losing pitcher Jose Valverde with the bases loaded in the 11th. [...]
The Rockies have won eight straight overall and have become the first NL team to win their first five games in a postseason since the Wild Card was instituted in 1995. They have also secured the first two in the best-of-7 NLCS. They teams play three straight at Coors Field starting Sunday night at 6:30.