Series Preview: Texas Rangers vs Colorado Rockies
zJul 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors field during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
SERIES KEYS FOR THE ROCKIES
Good luck keeping up the momentum
The Rockies surprised everybody with — at fourteen games under .500 — a four-game sweep of the nearly-.500 Atlanta Braves right before the All Star Break. So how do we celebrate this? Four days off, followed by two losses in San Diego in tough, close games, and a rainout that killed some solid Sunday momentum after the first three innings! Yay!
Rain days, like off days aren’t awful things, but they are momentum killers. Now that the Rockies are back home, having played just two games in the last seven days after a four-game sweep, it’s time to regain a little home cookin’ against a team that’s hit the skids a little bit lately after an above-.500 start to the season.
Trade deadline time!
This is where things are going to get interesting… obviously, you can make the case that the Rockies should trade any/all of a lot of options this summer: Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Wilin Rosario, DJ LeMahieu, Nick Hundley, ok let’s be honest pretty much everybody but Nolan Arenado. Who will get traded? Who sticks around? Will the Rockies make any moves? Stay tuned to find out!
Assert yourselves at home
The Rockies are only 21-24 at home, which obviously isn’t ideal for a club that has historically struggled so much on the road, but since June 1, they’re 13-9 at Coors Field. In their last 12 home game, they’ve won eight. That’s a trend starting to overcome the bad 8-15 home start, and while they aren’t there yet, you can’t complain about some of the recent results in Denver.
Monkey wrench: the Rangers, at 27-22, have the most road wins in the big leagues. So… that’s something.
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