As the playoffs come to a close and the World Series approaches, all of baseball has to ask: Can anyone beat the Colorado Rockies? Since the middle of September, they have been the hottest and best team in baseball. They have won 21 out of 22 games, including 10 in a row.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they are the only other team to go this kind of run after Sept.1 since the 1935 Chicago Cubs.
On Tuesday night, they clinched their spot in the World Series by sweeping the only team they lost to during the streak, the Arizona Diamondbacks.
How are they winning? Pitching and timely hitting has been the key to the success of the Rockies. The team earned run average has been an astounding 1.56 so far in the playoffs this year.
National League MVP hopeful Matt Holiday was the National League Championship Series MVP hitting .333 with two home runs and four RBIs.
His three-run home run in the six-run outburst in the fourth inning and solid pitching kept the Diamondbacks out of contention.
This is the same Rockies team that only went to the playoffs one other time in franchise history. The Rockies joined the 1976 Reds as the only teams to begin a postseason with seven straight wins.
Before this season, the Rockies have had a grand total of one postseason win against the Atlanta Braves back in 1995.
The last team to sweep in a National League Championship Series was the 1995 Atlanta Braves against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Rockies will face the winner of the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox in the World Series.