The Colorado Rockies are simply in survival mode. Clinging to misguided hope for an immediate turnaround in 2015, the Rockies will presumably utilize the rest of the season to try and get their key players healthy and to assess their younger talent…again. They will assess young talent just like they did last season, and the season before that, and the season before that…
Here is a look at what else is happening with the Rockies and our colleagues who cover the team.
There is no backup who can replace Tulowitzki, so Rutledge doesn’t waste time trying to fill All-Star shoes.
“I don’t really listen to that kind of stuff,” said Rutledge, who overall was batting .270 with three home runs and 21 RBIs this season entering Tuesday. “I just come out here and try to help the team win. I know we’ve struggled but I like the effort. Sooner or later, it’s got to turn. All we can do is keep playing.”
After an endless parade of embarrassing, uninspiring, injury filled, and all around atrocious play, the Rockies have finally reached the Marianas Tench of the baseball world; standings alone as the team with baseball’s worst record at 46-73 with just 43 games left on the schedule.
The club took about as large of a step towards the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft as you can take in one day. Coming into Tuesday, the Rockies, Rangers, Astros, D’Backs, Cubs, and Red Sox had the six worst records in baseball, and the Rockies were the only one of those teams to lose (Arizona was rained out).
The melancholy is situated in the context of the 1994 work stoppage. August 11 was the final game before the strike commenced, and the play that either did or did not take place that I sadly remember occurred in the ninth inning.
The rest of this sad season should be interesting as we all work together to try and process what is happening with the Rockies, where it sits in their team history, and what it means moving forward.
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