"Everybody was worried about the eight-day layoff, and we got this first game out of the way," said catcher Yorvit Torrealba. "This is over with; now we can just go out and play our game."If you look around the clubhouse, nobody's worried. Guys are going to get something to eat, go get some sleep and come back ready to play. It's the World Series. We're just down one game. We've still got a long way to go. "They still have to beat us three times. This doesn't bother us at all. Tomorrow we can come back and even it up." Starter Jeff Francis, whose struggle with command put the Rockies in an early 6-1 hole, understands the character of his team and feels it will respond well to its second loss since Sept. 15, a stretch of 23 games. "Nobody here is defeated," Francis said. "We lost one game. We've got to lose four. We're not out of it." Making his World Series debut after appearing in 1,585 regular-season and playoff games, Todd Helton -- the face and soul of the franchise -- already was ready to dismiss this one and move on to Game 2. "I'm not taking anything away from this loss -- it's Game 1 of the World Series - but we'll come back tomorrow," Helton said. "We'll just regroup, like we've done all year." He was reminded that the club took off on a 10-game winning streak the last time it tasted defeat, showing exceptional resilience. "That's a good word, resiliency," Helton said. "We've been [resilient] this year."
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.