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Rockies avoid sweep after All-Star break
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By Brandon Rivera
The Colorado Rockies returned to the field last Friday after hosting the 2021 All Star Game at Coors Field. The Rockies first opponent of course would be division rivals the L.A. Dodgers who are just two games behind the division-leading San Francisco Giants.

Game one was a tough one for Colorado’s bull-pin who gave up 5 runs in just the first inning. Then in the bottom of the third, after filling up the bases C.J. Cron stepped up to the plate and blasted a Grand Slam almost to the left center concourse. L.A., of course dampened, any hopes of a comeback win after adding five more runs in the fourth and fifth innings, beating Colorado 10-4.

Game two started off slow with both clubs tied at two apiece heading into the sixth when L.A. took a one run lead adding runs in the seventh and eighth innings before closing out the game with four runs in the ninth. The Rockies failed to add any additional runs losing 2-9 to the Dodgers.

Game three also got off to a slow start with Colorado holding a one run lead heading into the third when the Dodgers added two runs taking the lead. Two innings later the Rockies added a single run in the fifth tying before taking a one run lead in the seventh. The following inning, L.A. struck back with two runs, taking the lead once again while the Rockies added another run in the ninth to tie the game.

The game remained tied after 9 innings and at the top of the tenth the Dodgers added a single run taking a 5-4 lead over Colorado. Then Trevor Story hit a ball to deep right to bring in second baseman, Garret Hampson at 5 apiece. Next up was Charlie “Chuck Nasty” Blackmon who walked up to the plate to hit his 10th walk-off homerun of the season beating the Dodgers 6-5.

While the quarterback battle under center for the Broncos has been a quiet one, the speculation of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is heating up once again. Recent reports indicate that the Packers offered Rodgers a contract that would have kept Rodgers in Green Bay at least another five years making him the highest paid player in the league, however; it was also reported that Rodgers turned that offer down.

While we don’t know the reasoning behind Rodgers ire with Packers since he has remained quiet about his holdout, we do know now that it ain’t about the money. The Denver Broncos remain a top contender for the likes of landing Rodgers should the Packers break and decide to trade, arguably their best franchise quarterback next to Brett Favre.

While the Aaron Rodgers fiasco continues to dominate the headlines, both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewatter continue to battle for the top spot under center this season. While many don’t have the Broncos doing much this season it’s hard to imagine they will have a more disappointing season than last year if everyone stays healthy.

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