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, whose tie-breaking, two-strike, two-out single up the middle scored the winning run in the 13th.
Wait -- who?
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.
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.