Colorado Rockies Podcast: NL West dreams die in Dodgertown

Sherman Parsons
October 2, 2018

After the Giants failed to play spoiler Sunday in a 14-0 blowout loss to the Dodgers, and the Rockies beat the Nationals 12-0, Los Angeles and Colorado will square off in one more game for the NL West title on Monday. Though both the Rockies and Dodgers have clinched playoff spots, there's a world of difference between winning the division and being relegated to a one-game playoff.

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Dodgers' young pitching star Walker Buehler is discussed thoroughly as his efforts were what they've been all season and powered the LA club.

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The Brewers then looked to Josh Hader to shut down the Cubs in the final two innings, and the All-Star pitcher duly delivered, getting the final six outs to see Milwaukee home. He finished the regular-season with an 8-5 record and a 2.62 ERA. The Rockies have scored all their runs via three homers: a two-run shot by Nolan Arenado in the first, a two-run shot by Charlie Blackmon in the third and a three-run shot by David Dahl in the fifth.

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Colorado had another impressive individual performance earlier in the week when German Marquez began a start against Philadelphia with eight straight strikeouts, tying a record.

Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu are on turn to pitch Games 1 and 2 on regular rest against the Braves.

The Dodgers added a run in the sixth on an RBI single by Buehler.

The Rockies forced their way into that playoff for the NL West title by routing Washington 12-0 on Sunday. Buehler has never pitched in a playoff game so this is as close as it can get without technically being a playoff game.

The Dodgers, beaten by the Houston Astros in the World Series a year ago, will now advance to a best-of-five divisional series against the Atlanta Braves starting in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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