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

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 2: Starting pitcher Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate during the first inning against Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 2, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 2: Starting pitcher Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants delivers to home plate during the first inning against Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 2, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 06: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Kolten Wong #16 and Tommy Edman #19 following his three run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 06: Paul Goldschmidt #46 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Kolten Wong #16 and Tommy Edman #19 following his three run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

Two of the teams ahead of Colorado (Miami and St. Louis) were each impacted by COVID-19 and will have extra games to make up between now and the end of the season. While the Rockies have played 42 games, St. Louis has played 35 and Miami has played 37.

As mentioned earlier, San Francisco and the Rockies play each four times in San Francisco and that series could go a long ways in determining which team finishes as the third team in the NL West and has a better shot at the postseason.

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San Francisco’s closing schedule is certainly not easy, beginning with a four-game series in San Diego starting on Thursday night. The Giants stay on the road for two against Seattle and three across the Bay in Oakland before finishing with the Colorado four-game set and three more at home against the Padres.

San Francisco, by the way, is currently 13-9 at home this season.

St. Louis still has all 10 games to play against Milwaukee (a team one game behind the Rockies in the standings), including five at home (double-header included) to finish the season. Those 10 games could determine the fates for both teams.

Along with four double-headers still to play, Miami finishes the season with a tough seven-game road trip to Atlanta and the New York Yankees. So far this year, the road has been good to the Marlins as they’re 17-9 in those games.

Miami also still has 15 home games to play (including double-headers).

Which team is the biggest to worry about knocking the Rockies out of the playoffs? It could well be the Giants, if Miami and St. Louis aren’t worn out by the end of the campaign with their double-header-heavy schedule.

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