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NL West comes down to game 163 for Rockies and Dodgers

Rockies news and links for October 1, 2018

Winner takes the NL West: Previewing Dodgers, Rockies game No. 163 | Mile High Sports

As the season has wound down, it’s been an impossibly tight race, and now the Rockies and the Dodgers have tied. In the tiebreaker that will decide the division, the Rockies will put German Marquez on the mound, facing Walker Buehler. Marquez has gone 2-0 against the Dodgers this year. Buehler has also had success, throwing well here at the end of the season. Both teams put on an offensive clinic, with the Dodgers scoring on wild pitches and errors and the Rockies hitting the long ball. The Rockies have some big momentum on their side, winning nine of their last ten. The home field advantage goes to the Dodgers, but Denver has had a wonderful road record. We’ll see how the Rockies fare in the tiebreaker for the division title.

Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon hits for the cycle in on finale against Nationals | Denver Post ($)

Charlie Blackmon finished game 162 strong, hitting for the cycle. This was the first time the Rockies have done this since Nolan Arenado’s memorable cycle during last year’s Father’s Day game. He also made some history, as no one has ever hit for the cycle in game 162. It’s exciting that this happened in front of a packed stadium as the Rockies forced a game 163. Good work, Chuck Nazty.

The National League needs 2 tiebreaker games to sort out playoff seeding | SB Nation

The 162 regularly scheduled games have concluded, but they were not enough to decide division winners. For the first time ever, there will be two tiebreakers for the division titles. On Monday, the Brewers will play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and the Rockies will play the Dodgers in LA. The Braves are the only team that is certain of their exact playoff standing. All the rest of the games will be decided after tomorrow’s tiebreakers.