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It’s a sprint to the finish for Rockies

Troy E. Renck
The Denver Post

The first five months amounted to calisthenics. The stretching is over. The sprint for the National League wild card is on. There are 31 games remaining for the Rockies to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in big-league history – from last place to the playoffs.

All that stands in their way are the San Francisco Giants, who come well-armed (see the rotation with new addition Brad Penny) and well-versed in martial arts (see Pablo Sandoval, a.k.a. the Kung Fu Panda). And, to be fair, Atlanta and Florida are hard on both teams’ heels.

Though tied in the wild-card race with San Francisco, the Rockies remain the favorites because they play 19 of their final 31 games at home. But there is a bit of a concern that their current five-game losing streak was the inevitable market correction.

Next up is a 10-game homestand against three opponents a combined 40 games under .500. Here’s a look at the Rockies’ schedule the rest of the way.

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