Rockies Beat SF, 4-0, Gain no ground on LA, AZ

Posted on September 2, 2008. Filed under: Baseball | Tags: , |

The Rockies managed to get 4 runs on 4 hits and beat the Giants behind Jorge de la Rosa, but both LA and Arizona won, leaving Colorado 6 games back with only 23 left to play. To show you how hopeless it is, the Diamondbacks have 25 games left, while the Rockies’ elimination number is 19. That means if Arizona wins less than half their games, say 12, the Rockies will need to go 17-6 just to tie.  Not a very likely scenario, to say the least, especially since it assumes that the Rox will win all 6 of their remaining games with Arizona, since those games count as 2 in the elimination count. If they lose 3 of the 6 remaining games with Arizona, they would have to win all of the other games, or go 20-3 just to tie, assuming Arizona only wins 9 other games. Still, it is not quite as bleak as it was last year, and they won. Anybody want to bet they can do it again? The Baseball Observer does not.

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