"What we all do here, we feel ready," Gonzalez said. "We feel ready from the get-go, from the first day of spring training. Obviously your body's going to feel stronger and you're mentally prepared, too. ... It's a great way to keep us in great shape during the offseason. When you feel that strong and you feel healthy, all you've got to do is just maintain through spring training and the regular season."
"That was a crazy game from the beginning all the way to the end," said longtime Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who can become a free agent this fall. "Not a lot of people counted in the Rockies when we first started the season. We put ourselves in this position. We came so close."