There may be no such thing as moral victories or silver linings if the Colorado Rockies end up missing the postseason. But there is a simple sweet irony in going to Arizona and sweeping the Diamondbacks in their home ballpark, eliminating the team that knocked them out a season ago.

There’s no way that doesn’t feel good. But this club knows there is much work to be done.

Kyle Freeland, in another bid to get his name higher up that list of Cy Young candidates, battled traffic all day but turned in another superb outing, keeping the Diamondbacks scoreless. He allowed seven hits (all of them singles) and walked a batter but struck out six and never gave in, lowering his ERA to 2.84 which is the fourth best in the National League.

I would say that is despite pitching half his games at Coors Field, but he’s better at there, so for the first time in history, you could argue that it is because he is pitching half his games… at home.

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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.