You know the Rockies are playing well when they start engaging in a series of ‘can you top this’ endings and rarely seen historic events.
Nine run 9th inning comebacks.Â ML record 11 hits in a row.Â Twelve run innings.Â Melvin Mora collecting two pinch hits in one inning — six hits over a nine inning span covering two games.Â Â Things like that.
Now we can add walkoff home runs to complete cycles to the seemingly never-ending list.
I don’t know about you, but I think this Carlos Gonzalez kid might end being a decent ballplayer.
Video: CarGo’s cycle
I’d be curious to hear what the people in Arizona and Oakland think about that.Â After all, yesterday was the non-waiver trade deadline.Â I’m sure both teams spent a couple minutes pondering awful trades they’ve made in the recent past.Â Did the name Carlos Gonzalez cross their minds?
If it didn’t in the afternoon, I’m willing to bet in did by late evening.
Other tidbits on the cycle
— The last Rockies cycle occurred last August 10th.
The Man: Troy Tulowitzki
The Opponent:Â Chicago Cubs
Opposing Starting Pitcher: Tom Gorzelanny (same as last night)
Just another case of history repeating.
This cycle was more fun though… and possibly more legit.Â But who I am to judge?
— Yes, that ball was caught by a Cub fan in the 1st row… of the upper deck… 462 feet from home plate.
He didn’t throw the ball back on to the field.Â He did, however, return the ball to the Rockies,Â which Gonzalez will frame along with the game’s lineup card.Â A classy gesture by a classy Cub fan.Â Hopefully the Rockies took good care of him with autographs and other goodies.