Rocky Road: Colorado travels to Houston and Atlanta with playoffs in sight

Aug 14, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Ryan McMahon (24) slides across home plate to score a run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies stunned the Houston Astros in their series-opener, ambushing the Astros and star pitcher Justin Verlander in their 5-1 victory. The Rockies have climbed back into contention, and face two of baseball’s best teams in a pivotal road trip.

Host Shawn Drotar (Host, “Mornings at 5280′“) and guest Ronnie Kohrt (Mile High Sports’ “Broncos Blitz” podcast) discuss the Rockies’ recent run, including the surprising turnaround of setup man Brian Shaw, and how the beleaguered bullpen likely holds they keys to their playoff hopes.

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