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Rockies news and links for Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

No really, MLB.com and Baseball America’s playoff odds page were both down for a bit yesterday. I choose to blame this on Nolan Arenado’s walk-off cycle against the Giants on Sunday.

The Rockies had a signature moment on Sunday - Sports on Earth
At Sports on Earth, Will Leitch discussed the possibility that Nolan Arenado's walk-off home run was a defining moment for the 2017 Rockies, and what it could mean for the current team and even the franchise going forward.

The NL West's best will be worth watching all summer long - Sports on Earth
Sports on Earth wasn't done with the Rockies, either. Anthony Castrovince has a piece on the three-way playoff race between the Rockies, Dodgers and Diamondbacks, and how it could be one for the ages as the summer progresses.

Beisbol Experience MLB 50-man interview - ESPN
ESPN talked with 50 Latino big leaguers, including Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and former Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez about their lives in baseball and got some interesting stories, including why CarGo ate at Denny's every day.

Have the Rockies Found Answers at Altitude? - FanGraphs Baseball
At FanGraphs, Travis Sawchik takes a look at how the Rockies' use of and approach to the curveball at Coors Field has driven the team's success this season. Since Jeff Bridich took over as general manager, the Rockies' use of the pitch has significantly increased and Bud Black may have unlocked the key to its success.

Inbox: Jon Gray close to returning to Rockies? - MLB.com
Thomas Harding took the off day as an opportunity to answer some reader questions in his Inbox column, taking queries on the immediate future of the starting rotation, the Rockies' trade deadline plans and more.

Nolan Arenado second in All-Star Game fan voting - The Denver Post
Patrick Saunders has a quick update on the latest All-Star Game voting update, which has Nolan Arenado gaining ground on Kris Bryant at third base and Charlie Blackmon entrenched as a likely starter in the outfield.

Colorado Rockies: Ryan McMahon earns PCL Player of the Week honors - RoxPile
Albuquerque Isotopes third baseman Ryan McMahon earned Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors after a blistering week for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate. Kevin Henry has all the details at RoxPile.

WATCH: Every broadcast call of Nolan Arenado’s insane walk-off home run to cycle - BSN Denver
Last but certainly not least from Arenado's walk-off, Jake Shapiro got clips of it with every available play-by-play call, and one with just natural stadium sound.

Purple Row

Nolan Arenado's walk off cycle sends Internet into a frenzy
Adam Peterson provided a thorough look at the social media reaction to Sunday's Rockies win, from beginning to end.

MLB Draft 2017 results: Recapping and grading the Colorado Rockies’ 40 picks
Purple Row community member RockShow has a comprehensive look at the Rockies draft picks from last week's amateur draft, which featured a whole lot of college players, especially in the early rounds.

Nolan's Walk-Off and Introducing The DINGRS System For Rating The Rockies' Historic Home Runs
Dan Lucero, known in these parts as Franchise26, did his best to both entertain and put Arenado's walk-off Sunday in its proper place in Rockies history.