Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Damn those Rockies!

They're taking the Astros' rightful place as MLB's preeminent second-half team!

After last night's walk-off grand slam against the Giants, the Rockies are 24-13 since the All-Star Break. They were 35-31 in 2008, and of course their September run in 2007 propelled them into the playoffs and, ultimately, a World Series tail-whoopin', with a 46-29 record (20-8 in September).

Add that up, and the Rockies have a 105-73 record in the second half over the last three seasons.

The Astros in the second half during that span? 93-82.

Rosenthal earlier this morning reported that the Astros placed LaHawk on trade waivers, and mentioned Colorado as a possibility. With a 4-game lead in the Wild Card, and just three behind LA, I'm not sure they'd need LaHawk, but it's an intriguing option.

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