Colorado Rockies: Three great weeks have brought us here
By FS Staff
On August 10, the Colorado Rockies stood at third in the National League West, 2.5 games back of both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. That number was the same for the Wild Card race as well.
Flash forward a little over three weeks later, and the Colorado Rockies now sit only a half game back in the division with Arizona. They have an opportunity to increase that with a four-game series with a struggling San Diego Padres squad that currently has the worst record in the National League.
While it’s always exciting to look ahead (and something that we all know that we do), let’s instead reflect on those three weeks that brought us to this point, and how Colorado rallied to get here.
This stretch started with three straight victories over the Dodgers (first place at the time), all of which were one-run games that the Rockies would end up winning in the seventh inning or later.
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The Rockies would then go on to win seven of their next nine games, which featured a sweep of the Atlanta Braves, who are currently at the top of the National League East, being 17 games above .500. And even though Colorado would only finish the long stretch by taking two out of the next five, it’s still a valiant run that totaled a 12-5 record in the 17 games from August 10th until now.
And of course, maybe the highlight of it all is having Matt Holliday back on the team and seeing him crush a momentum-grabbing homer in his third game back with the team, something that everyone was overjoyed to see (even the St. Louis Cardinals fans in attendance at Coors Field). Although Ryan McMahon’s walk-off homer against the Dodgers was another pretty sweet moment.
Colorado is indeed presented with a grand opportunity to pick up some wins in these next seven games against San Diego and San Francisco (as we discussed in this article). But, of course, before this new stretch begins, it is important to reflect upon what has led up to this point … and not forget the great memories that have gotten us here.