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The Colorado Rockies have stormed back from a 15.5-game deficit. They were fighting with the Nationals as late as the first week in June for the worst record in baseball. They lost their manager, who was fired for losing the team. They stormed all the way back in just over two months to find themselves leading the wild card race and nearing the division lead. They have stormed from behind to win games in dramatic fashion several times. For all of the heroics and late night drama, the Rockies lack a killer instinct. When Clint Hurdle was fired as manager, the club was 12 games under .500 and not even close to being considered a contender. The pressure was off, and they started to win. In fact, they won 11 straight games and 17 out of 18 overall. They found themselves back within strik ...

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