This weekend kicked off the 2017 regular home season for the Colorado Rockies as they hosted the L.A. Dodgers at Coors Field on Friday afternoon. The Rockies beat the Dodgers 2 to 1 in a three-game series but the Dodgers spoiled the Rockies season opener series avoiding the sweep with a 10 - 6 win in Sunday’s game. LoDo was swarming with purple white and black and the occasional blue and white as fans flocked to Blake Street for the yearly ritual of beer, peanuts, hotdogs and some boys of summer magic.
The Colorado Rockies make it a tradition to come out each season on a hot streak and this year seems no different as they have won 5 of 7 games to start off the 2017 season. Despite the Rockies hot start they are still not atop the NL West, a spot occupied by the Arizona Diamondbacks with 6 wins and 1 loss in their opening week against the San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians. Of the three-game series, Sunday’s game proved to be the most entertaining, even though the Rockies lost, it was a hitter’s day Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. Both teams combined for a total of 24 hits with three scores coming by way of homers, two of which came from L.A. Dodgers short stop Corey Seager in the second inning which created a 4 run whole for the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies remain home this week to face the San Diego Padres at Coors Field in a three-game series that ends Wednesday with a 1:10 p.m. game. The Rockies then travel to San Francisco to face the Giants in a four-game series that begins Thursday and ends Sunday.
In other sports the University of Denver Pioneers (DU) chalked up their 8th National Title Saturday night in their win over Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Colorado’s Jarid Lukosevicius accomplished a Championship game record by becoming the first player to record two goals 16 seconds apart from one another giving DU a two-point lead over UMD. Both teams were scoreless until “Lukos” scored his two goals five minutes into the second. DU now has a total of 8 National Championship wins with Saturday night’s win, and tied with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks for second most Championship wins. Only one team has more wins than DU, Michigan.
In golf, the Masters Championship has been elusive for many golf pros like Sergio Garcia, but Garcia finally cashed in on Sunday to win his first ever Masters Championship.