Colorado Rockies: 4 things we learned during this homestand

May 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the fifth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
May 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the fifth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the fifth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Rockies concluded a 10-game homestand on Sunday with a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Powered by Pat Valaika’s two homers, Sunday’s victory gives the Rockies a 1.5-game lead in the National League West heading into an off day on Monday.

Colorado finished the homestand 6-4, taking two of three games from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs before splitting a four-game series against the Dodgers. There were plenty of heroes during the 10 games in LoDo, from Valaika’s Mother’s Day heroics to a surprise gem thrown by German Marquez against the defending World Champions.

Perhaps the biggest series of the entire homestand was the final one against Los Angeles. The Rockies and Dodgers have already faced each other nine times in 2017, with Colorado now holding a 5-4 season lead over Los Angeles. The two teams won’t see each other again until June 23 in Los Angeles. And don’t forget the season ends with the Dodgers at Colorado for a three-game series.

But hey, that’s in the future. We have “now” to talk about. There is plenty for Colorado fans to love about their team, logging a 24-15 mark before starting a 10-game road trip to Minnesota, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

During the three series with the Diamondbacks, Cubs and Dodgers, there was plenty to see from the Rockies. Let’s take a look at four things that stood out to us.

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