October 12, 2007 6:00 AM
The Rockies did all they needed to do to Brandon Webb and the D-backs. To beat Arizona's ace on his home field is a huge advantage for the Rocks as they move through the NLCS. I was surprised to see how much Webb seemed to wilt under the pressure.
Returning Willy Taveras to the lead-off position after a long absence proved to be an important tactical move by Hurdle. It gave the Rocks speed and an extra push early. The guy who continues to amaze me is Kazuo Matsui, a clutch hitter and a terrific glove at second.
The Rocks have the edge now and have clearly gotten into the heads of the D-backs. But as the Rocks have been saying lately, play them one at a time and the games will take care of themselves. I can't keep from thinking...isn't this whole thing just a blast? Watching this team come on strong at the end when it counts, gaining momentum into the playoffs and becoming a true threat to get to the Series, if not win the whole thing, it's all like something out of the Twilight Zone.
I want to hear your impressions of game on and your thoughts on game two so leave those comments my fellow bloggers.
Yours in the Twilight Zone,