May 2, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) hits a solo home run during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Open up your Tinder apps again, kids! It’s time to swipe left and right on the bad, and the good, for the Colorado Rockies this past week.
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Ahhh, Tinder. If you’re not familiar with it, which I guess is possible (how is that possible?!), go here.
Now that you know more than you’ve ever wanted to know about Tinder, let’s go back and look at the last seven days the Colorado Rockies have had, and figure out who’s been hot, and who’s been, um, not.
Remember, swiping right is good. Swiping left is bad. Let’s gooooo….
SWIPE RIGHT ON…
Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon has gone 8-for-18 (.444) with three home runs and two doubles over the past seven days. He hit all three homers in cavernous Petco Park, and gave the Rockies a little bit of offense on the trip when, well, nothing was going right.
Nick Hundley. Hundley returned to his former home with the Padres and did pretty well this week, going 5-for-13 with two walks in four games over the past seven days.
Nolan Arenado. Arenado singlehandedly hit the Rockies back into the game Sunday afternoon in San Diego, slugging two home runs off James Shields, to give him three in the last seven days. Oh, yeah, and he plays pretty good defense.
Drew Stubbs. Unfortunately, we may crap on Drew Stubbs a lot this year, so let’s acknowledge him for something good this week: his first hit, which was also a home run!
Scott Oberg. The bullpen has been overworked (and bad) over the last week, but Oberg isn’t part of that. He’s thrown 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out five hitters.
Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa has yet to win, and he hasn’t gone past five innings in any start, either, but he seems to be coming around to the JDLR we know and love. He struck out nine in five innings in San Diego this past weekend, and surely it seems like he’s getting his feel back on the mound after his groin injury to start the season.
Yohan Flande. Special accolades for a minor leaguer, Flande has been lights out at AA New Britain this week, and this season. On Monday night, he tossed six innings, allowing six hits and one unearned run with no walks and six strikeouts. On the year now, he’s 4-0 in five starts, allowing just 26 hits and 3 walks in 30.2 innings, to go along with 27 strikeouts and an ERA below 2.00.
SWIPE LEFT ON…
Corey Dickerson. Dickerson is just 3-for-21 with eight strikeouts, against just one double and one walk, in the last week.
Adam Ottavino. Sadsies.
Carlos Gonzalez. CarGo’s gone 3-for-17 with a whopping ten strikeouts in the past week. The slump continues. He’s now hitting just .200/.258/.329 this year in 23 games heading into Tuesday night.
Justin Morneau. Like CarGo, Morneau hit the skids this week, going 3-for-17. But with only three strikeouts, and some hard-hit balls that went for outs, it seems like Morneau will find his way pretty quickly and rebound from a slow couple of games.
The bullpen. It’s been a tough week for the bullpen. Christian Bergman, Brooks Brown, Christian Friedrich, Boone Logan, and Jorge Rondon have combined for 13.2 innings in the past seven days, allowing 21 hits and six walks, and 17 runs (16 earned). Yes, Rondon accounts for, well, a lot of that, but Brown, Bergman, Logan, and Friedrich have all thrown crooked innings in the past week, too.
Kyle Kendrick. 9.1 innings pitched, 16 hits, 14 runs, four home runs allowed, and just two strikeouts across two starts. Kendrick is fooling absolutely no one.