blogging Colorado Rockies baseball…

3 is the magic number for Rox…

Chris Iannetta’s 2 run homerun in the bottom of the 11th was the difference in last night’s win over the Brewers. Couple that with the Braves losing to the Marlins, the Rockies have a 3 game lead in the NL Wildcard race and now only need 3 wins to secure that spot in the postseason. Also with 5 games to go the Rockies are 3 1/2 games in back of the Dodgers in the NL West as the Dodgers crumble down the stretch having lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5.

Jason Marquis didnt get the win, but I dont believe last night’s outing totally destroyed his spot in the rotation for the playoffs, though he still remains to be the odd man out at this point. Marquis did give up only 2 runs in six innings of work, but did allow 4 walks and recorded only 1 strikeout.

Tonight Jason Hammel (9-8, 4.30) takes the mound going against the Brewers Jeff Suppan (7-11, 5.04).

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