Colorado Rockies clinch postseason berth in consecutive years

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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 2: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hugs Nolan Arenado #28 after the final game of the season at Coors Field on October 2, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rockies 6-4. The Rockies finished their season 75-87. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 2: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies hugs Nolan Arenado #28 after the final game of the season at Coors Field on October 2, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Rockies 6-4. The Rockies finished their season 75-87. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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For the first time in franchise history, the Colorado Rockies have clinched a postseason berth in consecutive seasons.

Following up on their National League Wild Card spot in 2017, this year’s incarnation has done at least that, clinching at worst a playoff spot and a Game 163 for the division with the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, just one win or Dodgers loss over the weekend will secure the division for the Colorado Rockies outright.

For the Rockies, who have won eight straight — capped by tonight’s 5-2 win over Washington —  in June, they had just a 3.6 percent chance to make the playoffs.

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The Rockies will be making their fifth appearance in the postseason, with the other instances happening in 1995, 2007, 2009, 2017 and now 2018.

Like 2007, the Rockies have won a lot of games at the end to get to the dance … and let’s just say they don’t stop winning. The total could climb as high as 21 wins, which is how many the 2007 club won in 22 games to make their historical run toward Rocktober.

That year (2007) is also the only time in franchise history that the team has won a playoff series.

The eyes and hearts of the fans of purple will still be on the West though. The advantages of winning the West are two-fold. One, the Rockies would be guaranteed a series rather than just one game like last year. Two, the Rockies could play host rather than be on the road.

2018 will go down as one of the best years in franchise history not just for the playoffs but because the club has now won 90 games for just the third time.

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The Rockies have two more games with the Nationals and will begin playoff play either on Tuesday for the NL Wildcard game or Thursday for the NLCS, depending on what the Rockies themselves and the Dodgers do.

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