MLB: Colorado Rockies Blast New York Mets in NYC: 5 Keys to the Rockies Sweep

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MLB: Colorado Rockies Blast New York Mets in NYC: 5 Keys to the Rockies Sweep
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View From the Rockpile: Musings From a Mile High Along the Journey to Rocktober

 

There’s no bigger stage for a middle-market club than the sparkling new sandlot just a skip, hop and a seven-train jump from Broadway.  Do it here, and media, critics and fans will take notice. 

 

America, meet the 2011 Colorado Rockies.

 

The Rockies entered this season demanding better from themselves away from the friendly confines of Coors Field.  Road warriors, they need not be; but 31-50 on the road (as they were in 2010), they cannot be, not if they aim to make their NL West championship dreams come true.

 

After taking three of four from the Pirates in PNC Park, the Rockies looked to continue to exorcise their road demons at Citi Field against a struggling New York Mets squad. 

 

Yet, having lost eight straight series in the Big Apple and 22 out of their last 27 in old New York, New York, the Rockies still had their work cut out for them.

 

Consider those dragons tamed, at least for the moment.  With the Herculean efforts of team leader Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies fought their way through wind, rain, daily deficits and a doubleheader to an amazin’ four-game series sweep against the Mets.

 

Just how did the Rockies manage to turn the Mets into the Mess?  Take a look inside to find out…

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