Colorado Rockies vs. the competition: Who has an edge in race for postseason?

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 21: (L-R) Elias Diaz #35 and Daniel Bard #52 of the Colorado Rockies during a MLB exhibition game at Globe Life Field on July 21, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With just 18 games left to play in the 2020 regular season, the Colorado Rockies still have plenty of work to do if they want to make the postseason a reality.

After a 14-5 loss in San Diego on Tuesday night, the Colorado Rockies sit at 20-22 on the season. With the Rockies currently sitting 1.5 games out of the eighth and final National League playoff spot, it’s a tough view up the standings after an 11-3 start to the season.

Separating the current fifth seed for the postseason (Philadelphia) and the current 11th seed (the New York Mets) are just four games. That includes a three-way tie for the sixth seed between St. Louis, Miami, and San Francisco, meaning there are likely plenty of shakeups left in the standings between now and the final day of the regular season (September 27).

For the purposes of this article, let’s look at that three-way tie for the sixth seed, which is just 1.5 games ahead of where the Rockies currently sit. We’ll examine each of the teams and their remaining schedules, and whether Colorado has any kind of advantage. We’ll also look at the teams just behind the Rockies in the standings (Milwaukee at 1 game behind the Rockies and the Mets a half-game behind them) and what they have left in 2020 as well.

Let’s dive in.

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