Still Room On Rockies Bandwagon

Dinger would be the dumbest mascot ever if not for the Phillie Phanatic. No offense, Chutley.

The Colorado Rockies' franchise record for consecutive victories is 11 and they're cruising at one win away right now. They came back from a three-run deficit Friday night to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5, with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (5-6, 3.92 ERA) tossing a complete game.

During this hot streak, the Rockies rotation is averaging nearly seven innings per game. In fact, their 6.2 innings during each start is roughly an inning longer than usual since Jim Tracy took over, giving them an 11-4 record since May 29th. More innings apparently equals more wins. Geez, why didn't Clint Hurdle think of that?

Update: The Rockies have successfully tied the club record with their 11th straight win after beating the Mariners 7-1 on Sunday. They'll go for victory #12 when Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill against Jeff Niemann and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Speaking of weird mascots: a 6'6" seadog named Raymond? Awesome.

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Megs said...

That dinosaur is totally creepy, but you're right. At least we know what he is. What the hell is the Phanatic supposed to be?

Liz said...

LOL! I disagree. I think Dinger is the dumbest mascot ever. The Phanatic is goofy and who really knows what it is, but it doesn't seem to matter to me. I lived in the Denver area for a while and a dinosaur mascot just seemed completely random. Plus it's just not funny. At least the Phanatic is funny.

Bassmaster said...

The Philly Phanatic, Dinger, Wally the Green Monster, TC Bear, there are so many bad mascots out there. Whatever happened to the Funky Chicken??

Sooze said...

The Swinging Friar is pretty dumb, too. I don't think he does anything besides pray for the Padres not to suck.

LynnieMac said...

The Phanatic is a giant green bird that was born in the Galapagos Islands. Duh. :-D