Colorado Rockies: A glimpse at what could have been in 2020

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 24: Garrett Hampson #1 of the Colorado Rockies gets the out at second base of Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants and throws to first base to get a double play in the bottom of the third inning at Oracle Park on September 24, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

The final series of the regular season for the Colorado Rockies begins today as the Rox take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a doubleheader in Phoenix.

The twinbill is part of a four-game series between the two National League West foes that concludes with single games scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

As Colorado (25-31) takes on the D’backs, the Rox are fighting for their playoff lives. While not mathematically eliminated, the chances of securing one of eight available NL post-season berths is slim, at best.

Entering the final action of the regular season, the Rockies stand sixth in the wild card standings with the top two teams (based on overall winning percentage) among the wild cards securing the final spots in the playoff field.

Nothing short of a sweep by the Rockies in Phoenix would most likely give Colorado a glimmer of hope to make the playoffs.

What was a most promising start to the season when the Rox roared out of the gates with an 11-3 mark has turned into a disappointing campaign that has seen, to date, Colorado being as many as seven games below .500 (when the team was 24-31).

But before getting ready to close the book on this season, let’s for a moment, take a look back at Colorado’s come-from-behind 5-4 road victory in 11 innings Thursday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants.

A closer look at the finale of a four-game series between the two teams at Oracle Park provides a glimpse of what the 2020 season might have been had Colorado been able to respond throughout the year as the club did to overcome the Giants for its first extra-inning win of the season in three tries.

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