Colorado Rockies: NL Wild Card is out of the question

DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies watches his walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning against Collin McHugh #31 of the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies watches his walk-off solo home run in the ninth inning against Collin McHugh #31 of the Houston Astros during interleague play at Coors Field on July 25, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Astros 3-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – AUGUST 05: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by third base coach Stu Cole #39 following a solo home run during the eleventh inning of a game at Miller Park on August 5, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI – AUGUST 05: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by third base coach Stu Cole #39 following a solo home run during the eleventh inning of a game at Miller Park on August 5, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

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Let’s jump on the hypothetical train that the Colorado Rockies have reclaimed 1st place in the NL West, now how do they stay on top? The Rockies games have almost turned into a very repetitive formula.

The way the starting rotation has been pitching they can go for around 7-8 innings a game which leaves the need for only 3 relievers at the most. Though the Rockies can’t forget that they have to put up an offensive effort as well. Though it shouldn’t be hard with hard hitters like Trevor Story, Carlos Gonzalez, Ian Desmond and Nolan Arenado putting up the numbers that they have. 

In the end, the Colorado Rockies could overtake the NL West and hold out both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. However, they have to actually want it enough by playing well and they have to pinpoint the problems they have right now. That can be hard for a team especially when we’re in the final months of regular season baseball, but it’s what needed if they want to contend.

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This is a team that has the keys to victory, but they just appear to be jamming the key into the lock while they should be easily sliding it in. They’re next few games will most likely be competitive, should prove to be a strong outcome in their favor. Either way, they most likely can’t make the playoffs via a Wild Card spot. 

Note: Want to read an opinion on why the Rockies will miss the postseason? Click here.