Colorado Rockies: NL Wild Card is out of the question
The Colorado Rockies are currently 59-52 coming off a win in the 3-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. This puts the Rockies 2 games out of first place in the NL West and 2.5 back in the Wild Card. With the rest of August and September being the last two months of the regular season, the Colorado Rockies are really going to have to go after winning the division in order to contend. Them getting a Wild Card spot is no longer an option.
Before the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Colorado Rockies were coming off a 4-game winning streak and moved up to 2nd place in the NL West while the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to 3rd. This was a move that was needed to boost the Rockies further towards contending. However, after hitting a snag while playing the Cardinals and Brewers with many blaming the bullpen for the losses (as well as the offense), they are once again back to 3rd with the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks being tied for 1st.
Looking at the NL Wild Card, the Colorado Rockies are in 5th place with the 1st spot going to the Brewers, who are up by 1.5 games with the Atlanta Braves following in 2nd. Both of those teams are also playing in very close division races, but if they prove to not take 1st in their respective divisions, they’ll be the teams to get the Wild Card spots. This puts the Rockies in a bind when it comes to the WC. So where does it lead them? If they want to contend, the best chance they have is by winning the NL West pennant.