DENVER – The questions have been arising in the past few days about what it is going to take for the Colorado Rockies to emerge from this season with their first ever NL West division title.

While one can certainly look to individuals like Trevor Story or a possible late resurgence from Nolan Arenado, or even the young man who took the mound in the second game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but their 4-2 victory on Saturday night at Coors Field showed that it is going to take everyone on the roster to get the job done in front of a sellout crowd.

A smattering of contributions from veterans backed up another quality outing from their young starter whose name should be creeping into Cy Young conversations. On a day when Arenado did not start and Story and Carlos Gonzalez went a combined 0-for-8, this was the definition of a team win.

Kyle Freeland continues to dominate Coors Field. The Dodgers remained patient as they often do, driving up his pitch count, but he fought through six innings, holding one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball to one run on four hits while striking out eight. He lowered his ERA on the season to 2.91.

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Drew Creasman

Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of   Education: Studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Colorado along with Music History and Composition.   Career: After six years as an independent musician and doing sporadic political work, I began to write about the Colorado Rockies for in the winter of 2013. Three years later, I came to BSN Denver to run the Rockies content. In short time, I found myself interviewing GM Dan O’Dowd and forging relationships with countless individuals in and around the organization.   A few highlights include hosting the only daily Rockies talk show in the world, a podcast that has welcomed Nolan Arenado and Jon Gray among others, and our wall-to-wall coverage of the 2017 Wild Card Game. I’ve also been a regular on 850 koa, 104.3 The Fan, Mile High Sports Radio and numerous podcasts.   Most Memorable Sports Moment: Game 3 of the 2007 NLDS. Ubaldo Jimenez, blackout, and the Rockies win their first postseason series.   The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.   One sports movie I can’t live without: One!? Just one!? Ok … Sugar. But Field of Dreams and Friday Night Lights come incredibly close.   Most memorable experience as a reporter: Either the aforementioned Arenado interview or, and this is an odd one, spending time swapping stories with other reporters at Marc Stout’s going-away party.   The sport that started it all: Clearly baseball. I’ve been watching baseball since before I can actually remember watching baseball. It’s just always been a part of me. I can still recall the feeling of wanting to be old enough to play T-ball. I love other sports, but I had loved and played baseball for years before I was even aware anything else existed.