If the Colorado Rockies are scratching and clawing for a split against the Miami Marlins at home, that’s a bad thing, right? Well after a 3-1 loss at Coors Field Monday night and with stud pitcher Jose Fernandez on the mound Tuesday for Miami, that scenario very well may be in play come Wednesday of this week.
If not for another lackluster showing at home from the Rockies offense, the story in this game would have been the continued inability of Drew Pomeranz to work past the 5th inning or frankly do anything else well on a Major League mound. Instead the story is the mystery of how the bats can continue to falter this way.
— Drew Goodman (@ROOTSPORTS_DG) July 23, 2013
Four of those last eight have been against bad baseball teams at Coors Field.
Cue the stat line from the pitcher you’ve never heard of: Tom Koehler went seven and struck out seven.
Perhaps it will take a lineup tweak. Perhaps it will take an adjustment of the bench and getting at-bats to a guy like Xavier Nady (a somewhat frightening thought). Perhaps it will take sitting and doing nothing and waiting for things to change, which seems to be the course manager Walt Weiss will continue to take. Quite honestly, with the talent on this roster, that very well might be the way to go, but that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach nights like this one.
Whatever needs to change needs to happen quickly; teams with aspirations of buying at the trade deadine and eventually making the playoffs aren’t supposed to lose to the Marlins, especially when the Marlins are mired in a stretch of terrible baseball and the game takes place at Coors Field.
Jhoulys Chacin will try to set the Rockies up to win tomorrow night opposite Fernandez.