Future Colorado Rockies: Grand Junction Rockies August 16 Update
By Bobby DeMuro
The Colorado Rockies’ rookie ball affiliate is winding down their season in the hitter-friendly Pioneer League.
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Entering Saturday night’s game, the Colorado Rockies’ rookie level affiliate is just 3-11 in the second half of their season, and it’s dropped them to 23-29 overall on the year.
Knowing you can do math at home, it isn’t hard to see that this above-.500 club has fallen off the table in the second half, and it’s going to affect their playoff hopes, unless they can right the ship well enough to overcome the slow second half start.
Interestingly, the club has gone just 11-17 at home entering play Saturday night, while holding their own on the road at 12-12. Baseball!
The last week (1-7): The baby Rox are another Colorado Rockies’ affiliate to slow down in the second half of the season, and they’ve stumbled out of the All Star Break, too, going just 1-7 in their eight games since the three days off.
Now is an important time in the development of rookie level guys; no, they aren’t playing 140 games like full-season minor leaguers, but for most high schoolers who haven’t been used to playing every single day, the 70-80 games they’ll end up getting in Grand Junction will be eye opening, and the dog days of August are very much a thing.
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