Colorado Rockies Rundown: Minors, Prospects, End Of Year

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Sep 24, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) hits an RBI double during the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Nolan and CarGo in a HR battle


Carlos Gonzalez slugged his 40th home run on Tuesday night in Arizona, and the home run chase between him and Nolan Arenado for the league lead got even just a little bit more interesting. You can at least take solace in the fact that you ought to watch the last several games for the two sluggers.

Walt Weiss agrees, saying he’s not going to sit anybody down in the last week of the season:

"“I don’t plan on sitting either one of them, really. They’re both chasing some things. They’re having unbelievable seasons. That competition is good for both of them. I believe they’re good for each other. Nolan is wound pretty tight, is very intense. It’s helped that he sees CarGo, who is more carefree. I think it’s rubbed off on him, and vice versa.”"

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That’s an interesting quote about Nolan’s intensity, and harkens back to the days of Troy Tulowitzki. (Sad face.)

Besides that, though, it’ll be great to see this here go down to the wire, and even though the Rockies are playing for absolutely nothing, at least it’ll feel like something if one of these two wins the home run chase…

Or am I just completely deluded?

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