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The NL West is still for the taking
The Rockies were swept by NL West opponents in consecutive series at Coors Field, giving them a seven-game home losing streak. They are now 1-5 against both the Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and at 32-33 are below .500 for the first time since April 3. They are now fourth in the division after Sunday victories by the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
No Pepto-Bismol can cure that sick feeling in your stomach.
But the NL West is suddenly a mediocre division, and the Rockies are somehow just 3.5 games behind the Diamondbacks.
While this weekend’s series and last week’s Dodgers debacle were deflating, miserable, apocalyptic, etc., the club and its fans need to maintain some perspective. There are still 97 games left in the season.
Look at the 2007 Rockies. They were 31-32 on June 10, and 38-42 on June 29, eight games behind the division-leading San Diego Padres. Closer Brian Fuentes was going the way of Bryan Shaw.
Of course, the rest is history. And the 2018 Rockies probably won’t need to do something as miraculous as the 2007 squad to win this division.
It will be difficult, and most likely it won’t happen. But it’s far from impossible, and it would be foolish to give up on your Colorado Rockies in early June.