The Colorado Rockies are in a much different place than the last time they visited Angel Stadium.When the Rockies open a two-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night Brian Flynn Jersey , they’ll be one game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in National League West and a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the second NL wild card.Colorado (71-59) had moved into a tie for first in the NL West with a 9-1 win over visiting St. Louis on Saturday night but lost 12-3 to the Cardinals on Sunday.Article continues below ...Arizona, meanwhile, bounced back from losses to Seattle on Friday and Saturday to beat the Mariners on Sunday and regain their one-game lead. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2 1/2 games behind Arizona.“Once we start the game, we’re just trying to win and not worry about anybody else, but it’s hard not to look at the scoreboard,” Colorado second baseman DJ LeMahieu told reporters after Sunday’s loss.The last time the Rockies visited Anaheim was May 12-13, 2015. They lost both games to extend their losing streak to 11 games http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , which would match their longest since a 13-game skid in 1993.It’s a different story this time around.The Angels (63-68) are trying to avoid losing a season-high seven straight games, and they’ve dropped eight of their past nine overall to fall a season-low five games below .500.Colorado shortstop Trevor Story told reporters on Sunday that the Rockies won’t be taking anyone lightly.“Every game matters,” he said. “That’s fun. That’s exciting. That’s why we play, so we want to be the last team standing.”Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado is an Orange County native who grew up about 18 miles south of Angel Stadium. He made his only two appearances in Anaheim three years ago, going 2-for-8 in the series with a double.Arenado is hitting .333 in August with three home runs and 11 RBIs, raising his season totals to .311 with 31 home runs and 90 RBIs. By comparison, Angels center fielder Mike Trout Justin Grimm Jersey , who has played 11 less games than Arenado, is hitting .311 with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs.Colorado right-hander Jon Gray is scheduled to start the series opener.Since his last loss on June 12 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Gray is 4-0 in 10 starts with a 3.48 ERA. Colorado’s offense has averaged 6.6 runs in those 10 starts.Gray (10-7, 4.67 ERA) made his only career appearance against the Angels on May 8 in Denver, shutting them out for seven innings and allowing four hits in the 4-2 win.The Angels are scheduled to start Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 6.35), a journeyman right-hander who has mostly pitched out of the bullpen in his career. Los Angeles was able to get six innings out of converted reliever Felix Pena in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Astros http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , allowing manager Mike Scioscia to rest some of his taxed relievers.“We’ve got nine (relievers) down there now, so you’ve kind of got depth in numbers,” he said. “We’re going to need all of them.”Despaigne is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA in seven career appearances against Colorado, including three starts. He last faced the Rockies on Sept. 25 as a member of the Miami Marlins, allowing two runs in six innings of a 5-4 victory. The Atlanta Braves want more money from the taxpayers of Cobb County.Faith Abubey and Lindsey Basye of 11Alive in Atlanta reported the Braves asked for $4.6 million in addition to what they have already received. Abubey and Basye noted Cobb County has paid almost $400 million for SunTrust Park and that community leaders voted in 2017 to contribute an additional $14 million for transportation and infrastructure.The $4.6 million would be used to balance the transportation improvement fund, refund the building permit fee, refund project management costs and cover legal fees.According to Abubey and Basye Blaine Boyer Jersey , the county called the Braves' tone in their letter asking for additional funds "improper and unprofessional."The two sides are in meditation after having entered a 30-year public-private agreement to build and fund the $600 million stadium.The 2017 season marked the first at SunTrust Park. The Braves finished in third place in the National League East and were 37-44 at home. This season, they are in first place and 37-34 at home.It appears as if SunTrust Park will host its first MLB playoff game this year while the financial fight continues between the Braves and Cobb County.