You can sum up the situation for the Rockies’ offense in 2013 in two sentences. Ready?
In two games on July 3rd and 4th against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies scored a total of 17 runs.
In the 11 games since the 4th, the Rockies scored a total of 20 runs.
Jorge De La Rosa fought his own command and still pitched masterfully Friday night, delivering six innings and allowing only one run. Edgmer Escalona issued a key walk and gave up a run on an RBI double. Rex Brothers issued a key walk and gave up a run on an RBI double. Each of those missteps was agonizing in real time, but really the margin of error for Rockies pitchers should never be that slim.
On most nights would we ever fault the Rockies for giving up three runs at home? Never, right?
I don’t have the answer, but if the offense does not get going this so-called “easy” home stand might get off to a rough start. Things continue tonight as Carlos Villanueva starts for the Cubs opposite Juan Nicasio.