— The San Francisco Giants moved closer to a division title with a clutch win. Now they hope their home run leader can be help them capture the crown.
— Brandon Belt wasn't thinking too deep about his team's looming home run record.
— The San Francisco Giants reached one milestone and are close to another in their resurgent season. The real goal is another World Series title.
— The ever-reliable Max Scherzer just couldn't get his usual grip on the baseball in the thin air at Coors Field. He licked his hand. He held the ball tighter. But nothing seemed to work.
— First Julio Urías. Now Walker Buehler.
Which up-and-comers have jumped onto Kiley McDaniel's radar in 2021?
— Pinch-hitter Albert Pujols drew on his vast baseball wisdom to get that clutch hit. Once he reached first base, he celebrated like a kid.
— Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino, and the Washington Nationals beat Colorado 3-0 Sunday to end the Rockies' rare five-game road winning streak.
— Kyle Freeland struck out seven over six innings, Trevor Story hit a three-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 6-0 Saturday.
— Elías Díaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 Friday night.
The Colorado Rockies game at the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of a soggy field caused by rain.
Which squads are rising and falling as teams start punching their postseason tickets?
— Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley knew the wet conditions were going to make it tough to grip the ball. That didn't stop him and the Colorado bullpen from shutting down the Atlanta Braves.
— The Colorado Rockies are playing the role of spoilers as they face NL East contenders on the road. Brendan Rodgers likes the vibe.
— Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five runs as the Colorado Rockies dealt another blow to the Philadelphia Phillies' playoff hopes with a 5-4 victory Sunday.
— Elias Díaz hit a grand slam, Germán Márquez pitched six shutout innings and the Colorado Rockies continued to hurt Philadelphia’s playoff chances with an 11-2 win over the Phillies on Friday night.
— Pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon and Sam Hilliard hit back-to-back home runs with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Colorado Rockies over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Thursday night.
With teams jockeying for a limited number of spots, which squads are rising and falling?
— LaMonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria each had two RBI during a four-run rally in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Wednesday.
The former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos great is going into Cooperstown on Wednesday, and he's taking a certain resident of Bikini Bottom with him.
— Logan Webb pitched effectively for seven innings, Mike Yastrzemski homered and Steve Duggar had two triples among his three hits as the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3 Tuesday night.
— The San Francisco Giants got to Denver late and woke up early. They had just played an intense series against a longtime rival, so a letdown in Colorado would have been excusable.
— Ozzie Albies homered on the first pitch of Ryan Feltner's major league debut, and the Atlanta Braves added three more home runs in a 9-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
— Charlie Blackmon homered for the third straight game, Raimel Tapia had a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 Saturday night.
Rockies left-hander Austin Gomber will miss the rest of the season after team doctors discovered a stress fracture in his lower back.