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The Key to the Rockies’ Success

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The Colorado Rockies took two of three games from the visiting San Francisco Giants over the weekend and now sit two games ahead of the Giants in the National League wild-card race. But the Rockies are still eight-and-a-half games behind the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers (via MLB.com).

Fan blog Purple Row is calling the Rockies the “little team that could,” as they continue to win games and make a charge toward a playoff spot at the end of September. Of course, more than 60 games are left, and a lot can happen, but the Rockies have shown remarkable consistency of late and could make a serious run at a playoff berth.

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A key to the team’s success has been solid starting pitching—perhaps most of all from Jason Marquis. He missed the first game of the Giants series with a blistered middle finger on his throwing hand, but MLB.com writes that after a successful bullpen session Sunday, he will be ready to go for Tuesday’s game against the New York Mets in New York. Meanwhile, Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook won his 10th game of the season yesterday, The Denver Post reports.

Today will be the first of four against the Mets, beginning at 5:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.

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