Colorado Rockies: 5 guarantees for the rest of the 2017 season

May 30, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) during the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) during the sixth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers
Apr 18, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) beats a throw to Colorado Rockies catcher Dustin Garneau (13) to score in the ninth inning during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Let’s end this with a bang. The National League West is going to be the most fun division to watch the rest of the season … and we have a front row spot to watch the drama unfold.

Sure, it’s conceivable that the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Rockies could all make it to the playoffs out of the same division. The three teams are all less than a game apart in the standings as Friday’s play begins. All three are also built around what makes good teams good … pitching.

But will all three make the playoffs? It’s unlikely but possible. The St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers or Chicago Cubs will win the National League Central … but with a current five-game Wild Card lead over the other teams who won’t capture the division title, it’s going to take a lot to catch up if some ground isn’t made up soon.

So our guarantee? Two of the three teams from the National League West will make it into the postseason – the Rockies and the Dodgers. However, it’s going to go down to the wire (not only who gets in the playoffs but also who wins the West) since the division is so tough from top to bottom.

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We still have a long ways to go before September and October. However, we’re looking forward to what’s going to be a fun and exciting end to the regular season. You can count on that.