Chicago Cubs: My favorite memory vs. every National League team

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Chicago Cubs: Colorado Rockies

The Cubs and Rockies have played a total of one postseason game against each other, the 2018 NL Wild Card Game, which the Cubs lost, 2-1 in 13 innings. The two teams have actually played some crazy games against each other over the years, including:

  • August 18, 1995: Cubs scored seven runs in the first inning on their way to a 26-7 victory at Coors Field. Luis Gonzalez had a home run, three hits, and six RBIs.
  • August 7, 2001: The Cubs beat the Rockies, 5-4, at Wrigley Field, following a zany baserunning play to end the game. It’s hard to describe, so just click here to watch.
  • August 10, 2002: Sammy Sosa hit three three-run home runs at Coors Field as the Cubs beat the Rockies, 15-1. Moises Alou also homered twice.
  • June 25, 2007: Cubs blew an 8-3 lead in the ninth by giving up six at Wrigley Field; Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to save the day.
  • April 23, 2008: Cubs got 10,000th franchise win at Coors Field when Ryan Theriot drove in the winning run in the tenth inning.
  • May 30, 2008: Trailing 9-1 after five, the Cubs came back to win 10-9 at Wrigley Field.
  • April 12, 2015: A Dexter Fowler two-out, two-run homer capped a three-run ninth-inning rally as the Cubs win, 6-5 at Coors Field.
  • July 27, 2015: After blowing a 7-4 lead in the top of the ninth at Wrigley Field, Kris Bryant hit a two-out, two-run walk-off homer as the Cubs won, 9-8.

As we can see, there are a lot of good choices. However, I think it has to be the Fowler home run. That early-season game set the tone for the entire season; it sent a message that things were going to be different that year.