On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a stretch of 46 consecutive games played against teams with winning records.

That hasn’t happened since the 1926 Philadelphia Phillies found themselves in the same kind of schedule gauntlet. Understandably, those ’26 Phils only managed a record of 15-32 over that span.

With a gutsy 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, capping off a four-game sweep of the NL East leaders, the Rockies improved their record over this insane stretch to an eye-popping 30-16. That even includes some highly-improbable, late losses in St. Louis and Milwaukee.

This has arguably been the single most impressive collection of games played in the history of the franchise, though I suppose September of 2007 may have something to say about that.

German Marquez was fantastic with only a pair of stumbles in an otherwise remarkably efficient and effective outing.

He pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits, but felt in control for almost the entire game, especially in the middle innings when the Atlanta offense simply could not square up the baseball.

The Braves got on the board first, as they have done throughout the series, mounting a rally after Marquez recorded two very quick outs in the top of the first. But after Freddie Freeman barely got a piece of a pitch it looked for a moment he had struck out on, he smashed a double off the wall in center field, nearly going yard.

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Drew Creasman
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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.