Everything you need to know about the Rockies' Tony Wolters
The Rockies won an unbelievable National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, outlasting the Cubs, 2-1, in 13 tense innings at Wrigley Field to advance to the Division Series. They'll play the Brewers in Game 1 on Thursday.
That they perservered in the game came courtesy of none other than
Tony. Wolters. 🔥#WildCard pic.twitter.com/o1eHguo8AP— MLB (@MLB) October 3, 2018
Wait -- who?
The face of a man who just became the first #Postseason hero of 2018. https://t.co/aAcCXJgZxO— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 3, 2018
It's time to get acquainted with Wolters, suddenly the face of #Rocktober and the newest postseason hero in the franchise's relatively short existence.
2018 is his third season in the league
Wolters has served a utility role with the Rockies since making his debut in 2016, appearing in 228 regular-season games to date. Before his clutch hit on Tuesday, though, he'd only recorded 31 base hits all season. To say he came up big would be an understatement.
The @Rockies advance!— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 3, 2018
This is their first #postseason win since Game 2 of the 2009 NLDS. pic.twitter.com/DZdIoHPYq9
He went to the same high school as Dave Roberts
Both Wolters and former big-leaguer-turned-Dodgers-manager Dave Roberts are alumni of Rancho Buena Vista High School in in Vista, Calif., a school that also happened to be featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.
His social media game is on-point
Wolters is pretty active on social media, where he posts gems like this:
Hope you had a Buddhaful day pic.twitter.com/KcfHVLYd6j— Tony Wolters (@TonyWolters) December 21, 2016
He threw an impromptu meet-and-greet with Rockies fans at a coffee shop and everybody had fun
No, really, he did:
I’m gonna go get a coffee at 11. Meet me there and hang out for a bit before I head to the park!— Tony Wolters (@TonyWolters) July 3, 2018
Starbucks on South Platte River Trail by the REI store. 👍🏻
That was fun! Thanks for stopping by everyone. Rockies fans are the best. Maybe we’ll do it again sometime. pic.twitter.com/UwHTw37PWO— Tony Wolters (@TonyWolters) July 3, 2018
His dog is super cute
And now you know all about the face of #Rocktober.