Here's what analysts are saying about the heart-breaking loss:
ESPN Analyst Dave Winfield:
This is great theater. Tulowitziki was the spiritual leader, the physical leader, the youth of that team. He wanted to be up, but Brad Lidge demonstrated veteran savvy, threw some good pitches, and Tulo went down without a good swing.
From the Purple Row Rockies Blog:
I wish I had something profound to say about all of this--I don't. Until the eighth inning of the game, it was disappointing that the Rockies were about to be eliminated. But then Jason Giambi and Yorvit Torrealba gave the Rockies a breath of life, giving them a lead. Yet, it was all too fragile. Huston Street blew the save, breaking the hearts of Rockies fans everywhere. And now, it's all just numb. I don't feel anything. It just is.
Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post:
Street so wanted redemption after Sunday's bizarre ending. Instead, he got a series of cringes, 29 pitches that will linger in his memory. The Rockies' advantage in this series was supposed to be their bullpen. But in the final two losses, Street allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings, looking nothing like the closer who converted 35 of 37 save attempts during the regular season.