Reacting To The Colorado Rockies’ 2-0 Start
By Bobby DeMuro
Jun 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins (32) pitches in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Rockies beat the Brewers 10-4. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
After defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Tuesday night, the Colorado Rockies are 2-0 this season and have won their first road series of the year. Here’s what we learned watching Jordan Lyles beat Matt Garza at Miller Park.
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With the Colorado Rockies earning a 5-2 win on the back of Jordan Lyles and solid relief pitching Tuesday night, in addition to the six doubles the club hit, the Rox are impressing early on the road.
But what’d we really learn about the team tonight? Let’s go…
Adam Ottavino is filthy.
We only need that for, oh, 70-ish more games this year. But seriously DIR. TY.
The Rockies are a double-hittin’ bunch right now.
I don’t know if you guys have heard, but Coors Field is a ballpark in the National League, and the Rockies are supposed to play some games there soon, and allegedly, it’s a doubles haven. Just saying. Maybe the Rockies will hit more doubles!
Forget doubles, let’s talk pitching!
Kyle Kendrick pitched his face off on Monday, and tonight Jordan Lyles bent at times but didn’t break, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings of work. Starts like that will get the Rockies much, much further than what everyone believes the club to be capable of in 2015.
The Rockies are winning on the road.
Remember, this team went 21-60 on the road last year, and now they are 2-0 on the road early (early) in 2015. But, also remember this: the Rockies won 8 of their 21 road games in April 2014, and 13 the rest of the way. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again.
Justin Morneau was hit in the neck with a thrown ball.
Rounding third on a play in the middle of the game, Morneau was hit in the neck as he dove back into the base, on a throw by Jean Segura to third baseman Aramis Ramirez that flew off the mark.
The ball left an immediate welt, and Morneau was later removed in favor of Daniel Descalso. We’ll update you when we know more about his status for tomorrow.
The Rockies should’ve won by more.
I don’t mean I’m getting greedy here; I mean the club left nine runners on base.
Life’s good when you allow two runs in two games and score 15 of your own, but in closer games as the season wears on, this club will need to drive in as many runners as they can, and they must take advantage of runners in scoring position every chance they get.
Anyways, look, we’re 2-0.
This, which is in no way hyperbole, says it all: