In 2018, Colorado Rockies fans have seen major ups and a few downs. The difference this year seems to be the players continued resiliency. They refuse to give up. This keeps postseason thoughts alive.
At the end of the last season, the Rockies left most fans feeling excited about the coming year. They made the Wild Card game last year. Yes, they lost but the thrill of postseason left everyone looking forward to what the new season would bring.
This season has proved to be a thrill ride. The highs have been through the roof and the lows make us want to hide under a rock. This team has had their fair share of being walked off on, but this year the team has been able to show that they can win those close games too.
The walk-off games the Rockies have won have been major highs. The games lost in the ninth have been terrible lows.
I was at the August 11, 2018 game with family and I have to say, it felt like a postseason game.
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The Rockies were down 2-0 in the ninth to the Los Angeles Dodgers and chances looked dim. Nolan Arenado got the fans roaring when he stepped into the box for the first time in the ninth inning. Coors Field was alive with thoughts of a rally. That’s just what happened. Ryan McMahon hits the winning walk-off home run with two on base.
It is games like this one that keeps Rockies fans hopeful. This team has the potential to keep the postseason hopes alive. They have the hitters and starting pitchers to get the job done. There have been struggles in these areas, but players and fans know what this team can do.
If the starting pitchers can go into the 6th and 7th innings, that will help lessen the use of the bullpen. The bullpen needs to pick up the slack when that is not possible. The hits have not been in attendance for many games, but honestly all theyneed is to win, whether it be by one or ten.
As a loyal fan, who loves this team win or lose, I believe there is a great chance the Rockies can make that postseason push.