Offensive explosion puts Rockies a game closer

David Zalubowski, AP

The Rockies went off for 15 runs on Wednesday to counter the Marlins 9 runs. The Marlins got closer late, but by then the Rockies had already amounted enough offense to make it not much of a game. Every starting position player scored for Colorado and they accumulate 14 hits, 10 walks, and only five strikeouts.

The Marlins scored six late runs, but against starter Jon Gray they had much less success. Gray did give up a home run to AJ Ellis, that at the time cut the Rockies six run lead in half, but Colorado quickly scored three runs to give Gray the run support right back.

In the game, Charlie Blackmon tallied his 100th RBI and 99th out of the leadoff spot which puts him one away from the all time record out of the leadoff spot, something he should be able to get in the finale series against the Dodgers. The game also saw Trevor Story, Ian Desmond, and Cargo tally seven hits and ten RBI, something that has eluded the three hitters all year long. It was a great game to get the offense going and the Rockies just need to hold on to that momentum for a few more games to earn a playoff spot.

The Brewers and Cardinals lost on Wednesday lowering the Rockies magic number to two and one respectively. They also guarantee that the Brewers have to win out to steal the playoff spot while the Rockies would have to get swept. With the Brewers playing on Thursday, a loss could really hurt their season while the Rockies get an off day to prep themselves for the final series.

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