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off in the Rockies’ first loss of 2019."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceRockies Game RecapsMiami Marlins 7 http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , Colorado Rockies 3:There will be no perfect seasonNew,33commentsTyler Anderson didn’t have his “A” stuff and the offense cooled off in the Rockies’ first loss of 2019. Miami Marlins 7, Colorado Rockies 3:There will be no perfect seasonThe quest for a 162-win season came to an end on Saturday evening as the Marlins beat the Rockies 7-3 in Miami. After putting up six runs in each of the season’s first two games, the offense was shut down by Marlins’ starting pitcher Pablo L贸pez and the Miami bullpen.After an early 2-0 deficit, Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl each drove in a run in the top of the third inning. The Fish broke the tie in the fourth inning and after the Rockies battled back for a run in the sixth. The Marlins blew the game open with two more runs in the seventh.False StartRockies’ starter Tyler Anderson did not have many clean first innings in 2018, so it appeared to be a good sign when he pitched around a two-out single to retire the side in the first during Saturday’s affair. The second inning brought more struggles for Anderson as the Marlins scored two runs on four hits. Anderson had a 1-2-3 third inning but allowed three runs on four hits (two doubles) in the fourth. Anderson ended his start on a high note, retiring the side in order in the fifth inning.Ultimately, Anderson was saddled with the loss and prevented the Rockies from getting a third quality start in a row. On the plus side, Anderson did not walk a batter.The bullpen giveth...Jake McGee and Bryan Shaw both had scoreless appearances. And those are a couple of names that Rockies’ fans would certainly like to see scoreless appearances from!Unfortunately, the same could not be said for DJ Johnson. Johnson came into the game in the seventh inning Josh Tomlin Jersey , getting Brian Anderson to ground out before allowing three hits in a row. Mike Dunn then came into the game and allowed an inherited runner to score on an RBI bunt single from Curtis Granderson. The book was closed on Johnson, allowing two runs in a third of an inning of work. Any attempt at a comeback by the Rockies’ offense seemed to be stifled at this juncture.Good news and bad newsGarrett Hampson got his first start of the season on Saturday, receiving the start at second base with Ryan McMahon shifting over to first base. Here’s the good news—Hampson made a sparkling play at the keystone:The bad news is that Hampson’s insertion into the lineup was due to an injury suffered by Daniel Murphy during Friday’s game. According to Nick Groke of The Athletic, Murphy has a fractured left index finger and is expected to hit the 10-day injured list.What’s nextThe Rockies and Marlins wrap up the opening series of the season tomorrow morning (for those of you in Colorado or west of it). First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 a.m., Colorado time. The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs still have work to do to win the National League West and Central division titles, respectively, but both helped their cause with victories Thursday.The Rockies won their seventh straight game with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and they head into the final weekend of the season with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Dave Roberts and the Dodgers (88-71) were idle Thursday as they traveled from Arizona to San Francisco. They will conclude the regular season with a three-game series against the Giants, their traditional and oft-times hated rival.The Rockies (89-70) conclude their regular season with a three-game series at Coors Field with the Washington Nationals.The Cubs go into the final weekend with a one-game lead over the Brewers.Jim Young/Associated PressThe Cubs (93-66) picked up a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field, and they lead the Milwaukee Brewers (92-67) by one game with the final weekend of the season at hand.The Cubs and Brewers clinched postseason appearances Wednesday when the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals (87-72) Carlos Carrasco Jersey , but the two teams are in a tight battle for the NL Central title.The Brewers appear to have the better matchup in the final series of the year as they host the Detroit Tigers (64-94). The Cubs close the regular season with a three-game series against the Cardinals.The Brewers would need to pick up two full games in the standingsto win the division outright. If they pick up one game during the final series, the two teams would be tied and they would meet in a one-game tiebreaker at Wrigley Field.If that happens, that game would not be considered a playoff game. It is Game 163, and the statistics accumulated in that game would be considered part of the regular season.The team that does not win the division title will play in the NL Wild Card Game.Kyle Newman KyleNewmanDPWith NL West race coming down to the wire, second-place Dodgers counted their chickens before they hatched as #Rockies caught fire, jumped L.A. in the standings: i4QQwmfxOS #MLBIf the Dodgers can't gain any ground on the Rockies, Colorado would clinch its first division title. If the Dodgers pick up one game, those two teams would meet in Game 163 at Dodger Stadium, while the Dodgers would win the division outright if they pick up two games over the final weekend.If the Rockies win the National League West crown, the Dodgers and the Cardinals will battle for the other wild-card spot.Going into the weekend Cliff Pennington Jersey , the Dodgers are 88-71, one game ahead of the 87-72 St. Louis Cardinals.While the Rockies are surging and have an excellent opportunity to win the division, they have not clinched a playoff spot yet. Their magic number is two to ensure they will play postseason baseball. The Dodgers have a magic number of three.The Cubs have a magic number of three to clinch the division title.If the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals all have the same record at the conclusion of Sunday's action, the Rockies and Dodgers would play for the division title, while the loser would play the Cardinals Tuesday for a wild-card berth.The NL Wild Card game is scheduled for Tuesday, but in the event of the three-team tie mentioned above, it would be played Wednesday.The Atlanta Braves (89-70) have clinched the NL East title, and they cannot earn the National League's No. 1 seed since their maximum win total is 92, while the Cubs already have 93 victories.The Rockies cannot win more than 92 games Joey Votto Jersey , so that means the Cubs or Brewers will end up with the top seed.PredictionsThe Brewers have won four games in a row and seven of 10, and they have an excellent chance of sweeping the Tigers in the final series.It will be difficult for the Cubs to do the same to the Cardinals. While St. Louis cannot be happy after being swept at home by Milwaukee this week, the Cards should be able to win at least one game or possibly two against the Cubs.The Brewers and Cubs will end up in a one-game playoff for the NL Central title, and the home team would certainly have the best chance to win that game.In the NL West, the Dodgers will have a difficult time with the Giants, and nothing would make San Francisco and its fans happier than knocking the Dodgers out of the playoffs. San Francisco wins two of three in the final series.If that happens, the Rockies would need just one win against the Nationals to clinch the division title. We see them winning at least two and earning their first division flag.Here's how we see the National League playing out:Atlanta Braves earn the No. 3 seed as the NL East championsChicago Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in one-game playoff and earn No. 1 seed as NL Central championsBrewers earn No. 1 wild-card spotColorado Rockies earn the No. 2 seed as the NL West champions.Los Angeles earn the No. 2 wild-card spot.
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