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Rockies head into long road stretch, Broncos rookies eager
Photo courtesy: Colorado Rockies Facebook

By Brandon Rivera

The Colorado Rockies just wrapped up a four-game series with the L.A. Dodgers Sunday afternoon splitting the series with their National League (NL) West rivals. The Rockies are only 1.5 games ahead of the Dodgers, but still remain on top of the NL West and one game behind the Washington Nationals for the overall top spot in the National League.

Colorado has been on top of the West since the start of the season, however the L.A. Dodgers have closed the gap over the past week with series wins over the San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rockies have also had a good start for the month of May with series wins over the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Colorado is set to head into a 10-game road trip starting in Minnesota to face the Twins for a three-game series before heading to Cincinnati for a three-game series with the Reds, and closing out their road trip in Philadelphia for a
four- game series with the Phillies. At 11 - 6, Colorado has played well away, and hopes to extend their lead over the Dodgers over the next couple weeks.

The Rockies will spend 22 of their next 29 games on the road before catching a break with 7 straight games at home starting in mid-June. The Rockies will have their work cut out for them, holding on to the top spot in the NL West over the next month.

In other sports the Denver Broncos rookies are fitting in well at Dove Valley with the Broncos scaling back rookie practice in favor of off-field training. The scale back, likely in response to some season ending injuries that occurred several years ago when Jeff Heuerman tore his ACL during a Rookies-Only practice. While rookies are getting settled in, the seriousness of both the running backs and quarterbacks competition is becoming more apparent. Denver picked up yet another running back in the draft (De’Angelo Henderson) not to mention the acquisition of Kansas City Chiefs legend Jamaal Charles that should make for healthy competition for Denver’s one and two, C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in their second year competition for the top spot, Denver has added Chad Kelley to the mix, which appears to be more focused than his time in college. These competitions will be fun to watch as fans patiently anticipate who will grab the top spots.





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