Another Rocktober is within reach |

Another Rocktober is within reach

Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

In peace, there is silence. In the wild- card race, there is noise. A scoreboard wasn’t necessary on a windy Wednesday to grasp what occurred at Coors Field. All you had to do was listen: Thwack!

It was the distinct vibration of a baseball meeting a bat.

It might as well have been followed by bones crushing and hearts breaking in Atlanta. The Rockies brought the noise and the Brewers to their knees, their 10-6 beatdown leaving them within a single victory or Atlanta loss of clinching a playoff berth.

“One step closer,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said with a grin.

The Rockies haven’t just made one of the sports’ great comebacks. They have made an entire region’s hair stand up on the back of its neck. Pulseless on June 3, buried 9 1/2 games back in the National League wild-card race, the Rockies can celebrate a playoff berth today in their final home game. Even more improbable, their first NL West title is in reach with a victory today and a three-game sweep of the Dodgers this weekend in Los Angeles.

“It’s crazy to even think about,” said Rockies third baseman Ian Stewart.

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