Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rockies walk-off on Arizona thanks to Helton's 2-R Homer

This game was unbelievable and disgusting. Unbelievable because the D-backs reliable reliever, JJ Putz, blew a save and a one-run cushion in the middle of a rainstorm with two outs. Disgusting because my dad called the walk-off shot. Old reliable for the Rockies delivered on a miracle two-run shot that fought the wind to sneak in for a homer. This is the second night in a row that a D-back reliever lost the game, which is odd and concerning given that the Snakes were supposed to have a solid Bull-pen. I guess both my old man and the Rockies' old man have some game left in them.

Blackhawks top the Coyotes to even series, win 4-3 OT

This game was almost exactly like the game two nights before. Chicago out shot the Coyotes, yet the Coyotes held the lead for most of the game. That is until a Patrick Sharp shot snuck past goalie Mike Smith to tie the game with only 6 seconds remaining. This forced OT, but the outcome was different. 10:36 into the OT period, the Coyotes committed a crucial turnover right in front of their own net, leading to a quick, easy goal by Bryan Bickell, sending the series to Chicago, tied.