The Colorado Rockies are heading back to the playoffs for the second year in a row. How many times had they ever made it to postseason baseball in back-to-back campaigns, you ask? Zero. Exactly zero times.
After going down 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning to the Washington Nationals Friday night, the Rox stormed back to win 5-2.
Bust out the champagne, boys.
Most importantly, the win puts the Rockies up 1.5 games on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
Not many outside of Denver believed in the Rockies to make a run at the division title the season. According to Fangraphs, the
The Rockies had a 0.8% chance to win the division on June 27th... they had a 4% chance on opening day.— Jake Shapiro (@Shapalicious) September 27, 2018
The Rockies—with three games to go—are for the first time this year, NL West favorites. pic.twitter.com/Ip7lTE1JFs