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Purple Dinosaur Podcast 145: The Rockies and the playoff chase

Tyler and Anthony preview the upcoming series against St Louis and considers Matt Holliday’s impact

On the verge of an unbelievably perplexing and frustrating series loss to the San Diego Padres, the Rockies had their week saved by none other than Ian Desmond on Thursday. Desmond belted a walk-off homer to sink San Diego and lift the Rockies to a series win that continued a pattern of late rallies and thrilling walk-off wins for a Colorado team that now finds itself heading into the weekend just one game back of first place. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it made us record a podcast, so you win some, you lose some.

This weekend begins (stop us if you’ve heard this before) a crucial stretch for the Rockies this season. St. Louis arrives at Coors Field with Colorado eyeing retribution for a brutal road series a couple of weeks ago. The Rockies follow with road dates at Anaheim and San Diego. The time is now to continue the roll with a relative lull in the schedule.

Plus, the Rockies brought back Matt Holliday this week! We discuss what the veteran’s addition could mean coming off the bench and adding a potentially scary offensive threat to the lineup in needed moments.

It’s the 146th episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Get into it!