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San Francisco currently has a 2 game lead on the Rockies in the divisional and Wild Card races.  The Giants visit Coors Field for a 3 game set in about a week and a half.

The Braves lead the Wild Card race right now.  The Rockies do not get another chance to take on Atlanta, so if the Rox are to win the Wild Card, they’ll need some help from the Braves.  The division crown is more attainable, since the Rockies can directly influence the NL West race by beating the two teams ahead of them.

According to coolstandings.com, the Rockies have an 8.4% chance of winning the division and a 4.1% chance of winning the Wild Card.

The Rockies’ playoff chances likely hinge on their ability to win in three road series: at LA, Arizona, and St. Louis.  If the team can’t win at least 6 out of these 10 road games, then their playoff chances are gone for sure.  More likely, it would take 8 or 9 wins in these 10 road games to assure a playoff spot, assuming the Giants and Padres lose a couple games down the stretch.  The Rox are definitely against some long odds to make the playoffs, but fans know better than to count this team out.  The NL West race should come down to the final weekend of the season.