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September to remember for Rockies?

Patrick Saunders
The Denver Post

Jason Marquis knows something about September baseball.

In each of his first nine seasons in the major leagues, his team performed well in September and qualified for the postseason. If the Rockies can pull out of their current five-game tailspin and return to the quality baseball that colored most of their summer, Marquis will be 10-for-10.

The quest begins tonight when the Rockies host the Mets at Coors Field to begin a crucial 10-game homestand, all of it against sub-.500 teams. With 31 games remaining, the Rockies are deadlocked with the Giants for the National League wild-card lead.



Asked what it will take for the Rockies to make this a September to remember, the 14-game winner said: “It comes down to winning ballgames the way we were winning ballgames earlier, and that means doing the little things right. That means getting the bunt down when you need to get the bunt down, moving the runner over when you need to. It’s about making the right pitch so that you don’t let the big guy in the other lineup beat you. It’s not any secret. It’s about execution.”

Which is what the Rockies failed at last weekend.



For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_13242789


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