DENVER – The Colorado Rockies found themselves playing in the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers thanks largely to their pitching and defense but it turned out that could only take them so far.

An offense that struggled for much of the season, with a few respites featuring a handful of explosive outputs, was dominated by the Brewers, leading to their ultimate downfall.

Scoring just a pair of runs in Los Angeles in Game 163, in Chicago in the Wild Card, and in Milwaukee for Game 1, they were shutout in Game 2 and Game 3, ending their season with a whimper.

Plenty of credit goes to the Brewers pitching staff, especially the insane talent they brought out of the bullpen. And it has to be acknowledged that the Colorado bats did enough to get them farther than 22 other teams in MLB, but the frustrating end to their season leaves them in clear need of offensive help.

An offense that put up the lowest batting average in team history scored in just one inning of the NLDS, the ninth frame of the first game. They tallied only 14 hits.

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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 PurpleRow.com 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.