The Colorado Rockies are in the full swing of their season, and given some of the early developments, I would say that their 5-5 record is just fine, thank you very much. The offense has been particularly enjoyable to watch, so let’s enjoy that fact and bask in the glory of this week’s Rockies’ home runs before the team heads to San Francisco, where home runs
and happiness go to die.
3. Michael Cuddyer picks up where he left off
Cuddyer, pretty much the best guy ever (love him!), has picked up where he left off in 2013. The average, which is sure to regress sometime (right?), sits over .400 ten games into the campaign that follows his first ever batting title. The power is more important in the long run, at least as far as the Rockies are concerned, and so swings like this one are excellent to see.
2. Carlos Gonzalez with a patented CarGo laser
After this shot, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said he has never seen a ball leave the park so fast. Serious question: was this ball still on its way up? If not, was it on its way down yet? Yeesh.
1. @Chuck_Nazty’s blistering hot start to the season
Charlie Blackmon is not just spraying singles all over the yard as he takes hold of the center field and lead-off gigs for the Rockies. He is driving the ball from gap to gap, delivering extra base hits and this home run as part of his historic six-hit day one week ago.
If Blackmon keeps it up on the road, and specifically on a dreaded west coast swing, the man will be my hero.