Rockies Win – Eagles Lose
The Colorado Rockies were able to slip by the Mets last night at Coors Field 2-1, while the Colorado Eagles were edged out by the Rapid City Rush 3-2, forcing game number seven in the Turner Conference Finals in Rapid City.
Even with all the plays he made to carry the Rockies to a 2-1 win over the Mets on Monday night at Coors Field, Chris Iannetta poked fun at himself.
When it was suggested that his solo home run in the seventh inning, which proved to be the game's winning run, was hit on such a line over the left-field wall that Iannetta only had time to take two steps out of the batter's box, the Rockies catcher deadpanned: "I'm not very fast. I was trying to get more than that."
The Rockies will settle for a slow step out of the box if Iannetta continues to tear the cover off the ball like he has so far this month.
Iannetta is hitting .409 (9-for-22) with two home runs this month after collecting just 10 hits in April.
The Rapid City Rush forced a deciding Game 7 in the Turner Conference Finals with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Eagles. Colorado built a 2-0 lead on goals from Scott May before the defending league champs scored three unanswered goals. Each team tallied a shorthanded goal, but it was Colorado's 0-for-9 power play that had the biggest impact on the game's outcome.
The Eagles got the only goal of the first period 6:09 in. May had been kicked out of the faceoff draw in the right circle of the offensive zone, being replaced by Adam Chorneyko. Chorneyko won the draw back to Kyle Peto at the right point and the defenseman's shot was deflected 5-hole on Tim Boron by May who had drifted toward the front of the net.