8:30 PM ET, October 14, 2007
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
|• Summary: Temperatures in the 30s coupled with a chilly rainfall didn't keep the Rockies from bumping the series count to 3-0 in the first NLCS game at Coors Field. Now one win away from the franchise's first trip to the World Series, the Rockies have their eyes set on completing a four-game sweep.
• Hero: Yorvit Torrealba cracked a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth inning. Torrealba is 8-for-21 in the playoffs with seven RBIs.
• Rollin' Rocks: The Rockies, who haven't lost since Sept. 16, are the first team since the 1935 Chicago Cubs to win at least 20 of 21 games after Sept. 1. Colorado is also the second team in NL history to open the postseason with six straight wins, joining the 1976 Cincinnati Reds, which went 7-0 in the playoffs.
• Quotable: "No, no, no, no, I'm not thinking about that." -- Todd Helton on the Rockies going to the World Series
• Looking ahead: Franklin Morales faces Arizona's Micah Owings in a matchup of rookies who have never faced each other's teams in Game 4 on Monday.
-- ESPN.com news services
Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 1
The Rockies have now won their first six games of the postseason, joining some elite company. Here are the most consecutive wins to start the playoffs (since 1969):
|* -- Won World Series|
The Rockies and pitching? Never would have put them together in the past, but this Colorado team is different. Here are the best ERAs in the playoffs through six games (since 1969):
Before the Rockies, the last team to put together a 19-1 run was the 1977 Kansas City Royals, and Hurdle made his major league debut for the Royals during that stretch. ... Colorado is the second team in NL history to open the postseason with six straight wins, joining the 1976 Cincinnati Reds, which went 7-0 in the playoffs, sweeping the Phillies and Yankees.
|1st||M Holliday homered to left.||0||1|
|4th||M Reynolds homered to left.||1||1|
|6th||Y Torrealba homered to left, T Helton and B Hawpe scored.||1||4|
|View complete Play-By-Play|
|Stadium||Coors Field, Denver, CO|
|Attendance||50,137 (99.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||43 degrees, drizzle|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Jim Joyce|