The homestretch of the MLB season is approaching, and with August almost over the Colorado Rockies need to finish strong to continue to play meaningful games in the regular season.
The Rockies are fresh off two series victories against two of the National League’s best in the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.
Now, with momentum on their side, they head into the final three series of the month against the Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, all three of which are winnable series.
The Brewers are a measly 53-70, putting the Rox are in prime position to take two of three from the Brews, especially since Milwaukee is 2-8 in their last 10 games.
The Nats follow up the Brewers and are down one of their aces. Stephen Strasburg was placed on the DL today, so the Rox will dodge a bullet there. The two line up fairly evenly on offense, with the Rockies’ pitching ranking seventh in baseball on the road.
The month ends with a home series against the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rox have managed to beat the Dodgers four times this season, proving they have what it takes to take down the boys from L.A.
The Rox sit at 60-64 on the season. So, say they manage to take two of three in each of the three series. That would put them at 66-66 on the year, with an outside shot of competing for that final Wild Card spot.
Manager Walt Weiss has preached all season long that this year’s squad is different, saying that his team is as resilient as ever.
Well, now would be a great time for the boys to kick it into gear and get on a hot streak. There is still plenty of time to play, and many games that have yet to be decided; finishing August strong is the only way Colorado will be playing meaningful baseball in September.