Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon celebrates his three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, on Saturday, August 11 at Coors Field. (Photo: Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)
Right now, the race is on in the National League West.
It began in dramatic fashion over the weekend at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies took three of four games against the Los Angeles Dodgers and all three wins came with the game on the line.
After the Dodgers rallied to hit five home runs in the final three innings to beat the Rockies, 8-5, on Thursday night, August 9, the Rockies went to work.
Friday night, August 10, Ryan McMahon, playing because Nolan Arenado was dealing with a shoulder issue, hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh off left-hander Zac Rosscup to lift the Rockies into the lead, 5-4. They held on to win by that same score.
Saturday night, August 11, McMahon was the hero again. Facing J.T. Chargois, McMahon drilled a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Colorado a 3-2, walk-off win.
Then on Sunday, August 12, catch Chris Iannetta drew a bases-loaded walk from Dylan Floro with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. D.J. LeMahieu came home with the game-winning run in a 4-3 Rockies win.
Three one-run wins. Two walk-off wins. The deciding runs scored in the seventh inning or later.
Welcome to the race for the National League West.
What a ride it should be.
KOA NewsRadio Voices of the Rockies Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel captured the drama over the weekend and they will be there to bring you every game of the race.
Your home for Rockies baseball is KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Up next, the Rockies visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. MDT.
Friday, August 10.
The call from Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson on AT&T SportsNet.
Saturday, August 13.
Sunday, August 12.
The call from Drew Goodman on AT&T SportsNet.