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Rockies sweep Diamondbacks, eliminating their rivals from the postseason

Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

There may be no such thing as moral victories or silver linings if the Colorado Rockies end up missing the postseason. But there is a simple sweet irony in going to Arizona and sweeping the Diamondbacks in their home ballpark, eliminating the team that knocked them out a season ago.

There's no way that doesn't feel good. But this club knows there is much work to be done.

Kyle Freeland, in another bid to get his name higher up that list of Cy Young candidates, battled traffic all day but turned in another superb outing, keeping the Diamondbacks scoreless. He allowed seven hits (all of them singles) and walked a batter but struck out six and never gave in, lowering his ERA to 2.84 which is the fourth best in the National League.

I would say that is despite pitching half his games at Coors Field, but he's better at there, so for the first time in history, you could argue that it is because he is pitching half his games... at home.



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