The Colorado Rockies lost the second game of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night (grab Sunday tickets from ScoreBig.) Coming off a high quality 5-4 victory in the first game of that series, the struggles of Juan Nicasio and some missed opportunities from Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki resulted in a 6-3 loss.
Here’s what else is happening with the Rockies and around the rest of the league:
I know it’s early. I know that second-guessing the Rockies’ front office is a popular pastime. I agree that the Rockies’ mediocre record in recent years deserves criticism. But it’s sure looking like they’ve hit a grand slam with the Fowler trade.”
Abreu has a massive .632 slugging percentage and a ridiculous .368 isolated power. Furthermore, the fastball hitter has a 83% contact percentage within the strike zone and a 58% contact percentage outside the strike zone.
The slugging first baseman can defend, too. Abreu has put away 26/26 routine plays and even made one ‘remote’ play – a play in which the player has a 1-10% chance of actually making the out.”
No, dialing back from the entire concept of Harper drama, for the Nationals this is a problem. Even if Harper misses just the two weeks, that’s two weeks without three men from the Nats’ ideal eight-man lineup available, because this is the latest injury to add to a lineup litany that already includes the losses of Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos until mid-May.”
This week’s power rankings: 1. Atlanta 2. Milwaukee 3. Oakland 4. SF 5. Texas 6. Dodgers 7. Yankees 8. WAS 9. Detroit 10. BAL. Fire away.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) April 27, 2014