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Rockies lose footing in the NL West
 
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla
 

By Brandon Rivera
Sports@lavozcolorado.com
 
06/06/2018

The Colorado Rockies had an opportunity to extend their lead in the National League West with three home-field advantage games. Instead they were pushed out of first allowing the L.A. Dodgers to move within one game of their now 2nd place position.

A three-game series begin on Friday against the L.A. Dodgers and although both teams pitching struggled, it was the Dodgers who finally came out on top beating the Rockies 11-8. Colorado was hopeful in Saturday afternoon’s game when they jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the second. However they managed to give up 8 runs in the seventh which led to an embarrassing loss of 12-4. Game three wasn’t the charm as the Dodgers finished the sweep on the road, at Coors Field beating the Rockies 12-4.

The Rockies now head to Cincinnati to face the Reds in a three-game series. The Rockies are now a game and a half behind the Arizona Diamondbacks after giving up the NL West led with three straight losses to the Dodgers. Both the L.A. Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants are tied for third, one and a half games behind the Rockies. L.A. heads to Pittsburgh to face the Pirates, with a chance to knock Colorado out of second. The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the road this week to face the San Francisco Giants before coming to Denver to face the Rockies at Coors Field this Friday in a three-game series where Colorado will have a chance to regain the lead in the NL West.

In other sports the Colorado Rapids lost their seventh straight over the weekend in Vancouver when they faced the Whitecaps. Colorado has now lost four home games including their last two. They gear up and head to Nashville to face Nashville FC on Wednesday this week before heading to Houston to face the Dynamo three days later (Saturday June 9th).

The Denver Nuggets held draft workouts for Forward, Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State), Guard Marcus Foster (Creighton), Guard/Forward George King (Colorado), Forward Chimezie Metu (USC) and Guard Kendrick Nunn (Oakland) on Monday afternoon. George King from Colorado was one of the highlight players at Monday’s workout. King is from Fayetteville, North Carolina but attends the University of Colorado at Boulder and was ranked third in the Pac 12 in defensive rebounds. King also finished his career at CU second in team’s history in 3-point shooting at 40.1 percent (181-451). King had a team best six double-doubles finishing with 13 total while with the Buffs.

 

 

 

 

 
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