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Peaks & Valleys - Aug. 23 - Rockies Attempt To Advance On Atlanta Tonight

It's nearly the end of August and the Rockies are 9-10 this month. That kind of record isn't going to cut it if the team wants to make the playoffs. They're 11 games back in the NL West, so barring a complete collapse by the Padres an NL West crown is unlikely. The Wild Card is a bit more attainable, with the Phillies holding only a seven game lead in that category.

But the playoffs are more a pipe dream at this point than anything else. The Rockies need to win on the road, which as mentioned a few days ago in Mile High Buzz is a hard thing for the Rockies to do. Huston Street needs to regain his confidence when closing games, or Jim Tracy should try Matt Belisle there. Oh, and the offense needs to score more than one run per game. At this rate, Ubaldo Jimenez may not win his 18th game this season. That would truly be disappointing.

At any rate, the Rockies open a three-game series against the Braves tonight at 6:40 p.m. MT. Tim Hudson duels Jason Hammel.

Links to the team-specific blogs after the jump.

Denver Broncos Post Game Thoughts and Analysis: Pre-Season Week Two - Mile High Report
A breakdown of the Broncos' preseason loss to the Lions.

The 2011 Asheville Tourists, Colorado's Next Destination Team - Purple Row
Asheville, NC is the destination to visit in 2011 if you want to see future Rockies down on the farm.

5 Players to Watch in 2010 - Mile High Hockey
Mile High Hockey looks at five players who should play larger roles with the team this upcoming season.

The Ralphie Report 2010 BlogPoll Preseason Ballot - The Ralphie Report
The Ralphie Report 2010 BlogPoll Preseason Ballot