Today was really a “good news, bad news” kind of day for the Colorado Rockies.
On one hand, Trevor Story‘s thumb injury has turned out to be far more serious than originally assumed. He’s likely to miss the remainder of the regular season in order to have surgery.
On the other hand — no pun intended — Carlos Gonzalez pounded home 4 runs and the Rox topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 at home in Denver.
CarGo’s hit streak extends to 14 games and the Rockies are back to .500 and still very much in the postseason hunt.
Following tonight’s win, the Rockies are eight games back in the NL West, but only 3.5 behind in the National League Wild Card Race. While Nate Silver’s prediction models give them just a 9% chance of making the playoffs, that’s better than the Yankees, who are currently at 7%.
And that’s way better than the 2% chance the Rockies had just a couple of weeks ago — so what does Nate Silver know, anyway?
Tonight’s game got started with a lengthy rain delay and also featured a fan who rushed out onto the field in the seventh inning.
Security tackled and removed him from the facility.
The Rockies will remain at home for the next week, playing host to the Dodgers again on Wednesday and Thursday. Then, they’ll take on the Marlins for 3 games over the weekend and that’s followed by a pair of home games against the Texas Rangers.