The day after a Colorado Rockies blowout victory


Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Given the way that the Colorado Rockies stayed hot on Tuesday night as they beat and battered the Texas Rangers to the tune of a 12-1 final score at Coors Field, there is one thing I really, truly want to see on Wednesday when they are back in action against this same Rangers club in Texas.

I want them to avoid a letdown loss on the road. I want to see the Rockies stay hot away from Coors Field.

This is not to be a mope on the night of such a fun victory. Trust me; I fist-pumped at the hits, laughed heartily at the home runs, and yelled “STAY FAIR” when Nolan Arenado‘s double ticked the line to extend his hitting streak to 26 games. I was into it. I had a blast. I am flying high after that victory.

But I also know what comes next. Or I should say, I know what has come next in previous seasons.

A hot series at Coors Field followed by a letdown on the road. A double digit offensive output followed by a 3-1 loss.

That is what I want to see the Rockies avoid the next two days in Arlington.

I want to see Arenado extending his hitting streak again.

I want to see Carlos Gonzalez using the big part of the field and building on his five hit night.

I want to see Troy Tulowitzki continuing on a tear that has been so much fun to witness.

I want to see Justin Morneau and Charlie Blackmon exceeding the expectations any of us could have reasonably set for them for this season.

And I want to see the Rockies getting contributions from guys up and down the roster as they overwhelm the other team’s pitching staff.

If the Rockies played Wednesday at Coors Field I think you could bank on another offensive outburst. Can they come through with that kind of showing at the Ballpark at Arlington on Wednesday?

I really, truly hope they can, because then things might really get fun.