Colorado Rockies podcast: Let’s talk Game 161, Game 162 and beyond

Colorado Rockies podcast: Let’s talk Game 161, Game 162 and beyond

Colorado Rockies podcast: Let’s talk Game 161, Game 162 and beyond

The Dodgers and Rockies will meet Monday in Los Angeles, with the victor taking the division and the loser playing either the Milwaukee Brewers or the Chicago Cubs in the NL wild-card game Tuesday.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 163 tiebreaker games to decide who won their respective divisions and who would have to play in the winner-take-all Wild Card games.

The one-game tiebreaker will be Monday at Dodger Stadium, and the loser goes to the Chicago Cubs or Milwaukee for Tuesday's wild-card game. Coming into the game, the Dodgers swept the Giants in San Francisco and the Rockies stumbled into Chavez Ravine with a tough series versus the Nationals.

Rockies fans poured into 20and Blake on Saturday night ready to potentially celebrate a division title, but were quickly soured when the Nationals hopped on Colorado starter Jon Gray for five runs in the first two innings on their way to a 12-2 hammering.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will face the Colorado Rockies in a tiebreaker to determine the National League West champion Monday at Dodger Stadium. David Dahl homered for the sixth time in seven games.

Blackmon, 32, is now batting.289/.356/.501 with 29 home runs, 70 RBI, 119 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 692 plate appearances.

In such an important game, the Dodgers made a decision to hand the ball to rookie Walker Buehler, and he came through in a big way.


The Dodgers will kick off their playoff schedule with the Braves this Thursday for the NLDS. Charlie Blackmon hit for the cycle with a triple in the first inning, a homer in the third, a single in the fifth and a double in the eighth. We also saw the velocity take a little while to come back, just like previous starts where he sat in the low-90s to begin with, before getting back into the mid-90s. Tyler Anderson was wonderful on the mound, pitching 7.2 innings of shutout baseball while giving up only four hits.

The homers gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead and plenty of breathing room for Buehler.

Arenado and Story hit back-to-back homers in the seventh to help the Rockies earn their 91st win of the season, which is the second-most in team history.

Buehler did not allow Colorado to record a hit until there was one out in the sixth.

Asked if he knew he was going to win Monday's game, Buehler said, "I won't say 'Yes.' (pause) But, yes".

Sunday will be the final time the Washington Nationals play this year, even though at the start of the year, they hoped to go further.

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