Originally posted on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 9/15/12
Chris Nelson is making a competition out of third base.The Colorado Rockies are in the stretch run. They play 20 games in 20 days to finish out the worst season in club history. On Friday night, they got off to a good start, defeating the San Diego Padres 7-4 at Petco Park.The hope for Rockies fans is that the team will at least finish well. In both 2010 and 2011, saying that the Rockies stumbled to the finish line would be a huge overstatement. They were brutal in both seasons, leaving fans with a bad taste in their mouth, and making it far easier to turn their attention to the Broncos.There is nothing at stake for these Rockies. Even a very strong finish most likely won't get them out of the basement of the National League West. There is no way to dress it, the season has been terrible.For Rockies fans, there is a silver lining. The recent play of their young prospects has been a very encouraging sign. Players like Chris Nelson, a former No. 1 draft pick who had injuries de-rail h...
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