DENVER – For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been hearing every day about how the Colorado Rockies are a “half-game” ahead or behind in the division or Wild Card race. For a minute there, they were 2.5 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the lead in the National League West with just ten games to play.

Then they threw out six consecutive victories and watched the Dodgers stumble to take another “half-game” lead in the division.

On Thursday, they played that “half” a game; the extra contest on the schedule that, if won, put them squarely in the divisional driver’s seat.

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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 BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America.