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Rockies are in FIRST! The regular-season is here!
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

As of Tuesday, September 4, the Colorado Rockies hold a half game lead over the L.A. Dodgers in first place of the National League West (NL West).

Monday night the Rockies hosted the San Francisco Giants in game one of three for an interdivisional series with the Giants. Colorado overcame a late surge by San Francisco where they gained the lead when rookie left fielder Chris Shaw blasted a single run homer.

Later in the eighth with runners at second and third base, pinch hitter Noel Cuevas squeezed a ground ball through short stop and second based with just enough time to get both Ian Desmond and Chris Ianetta in for Cuevas’ two run RBI.

From there, Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis struck out three in a row to give the Rockies the win in game one.

In other sports the Denver Broncos wrapped up the preseason with a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. The Broncos are set to host the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at 2:25 p.m. MST.

The Broncos have cut their roster down to 53 men and despite Paxton Lynch playing one of his better pre-season games, the Broncos have finally cut ties with the 2016 first round pick waiving the too little too late, quarterback and signing Kevin Hogan from the Washington Redskins to fill the number 3 spot among Denver quarterbacks. Chad Kelly earned the number three spot while the clear number one choice going to Case Keenum.

Rookie running back Royce Freeman earned the number one spot with Devontae Booker coming at two and local favorite Phillip Lindsay getting the third slot. While Royce may have earned the top spot, all running backs will likely see significant game time this season.

Denver’s defense looks a lot like it did last season minus Aqib Talib. The 2018 first round pick Bradley Chubb earned rotation with Shaquil Barrett and recently acquired cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will be getting the bulk of punt returns but will likely share reps with Chris Harris and Isaac Yiadom at left corner.

Eight Broncos now have new numbers after trimming the roster down, with Adam Jones taking ex-Bronco cornerback Champ Bailey’s number 24, and fan favorite Phillip Lindsay will be wearing the famous number 30, worn by Denver Bronco and Hall of Fame Legend Terrell Davis.

Denver Bronco fans were shocked to hear about divisional opponent, the Oakland Raiders sending their top defensive player to the Chicago Bears over the holiday weekend. While there has been speculation that the Raiders were looking for a trade suitor for a Khalil Mack, not a lot of AFC West fans, primarily Raider’s fans, thought that Oakland would be making such a unpopular decision. The debate among Denver and Oakland fans about who had the better defensive player is no longer an issue with Mack in the Windy City.





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