Colorado Rockies Saturday Shout-Outs: Welcome Home!


Sep 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are on their last hurrah at Coors Field this year, beginning their final homestead with a three-gamer against the San Diego Padres. 

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As the Colorado Rockies begin their final homestead of the season this weekend against the San Diego Padres, I can’t help but wonder… what the hell happened to 2015? Where did all the time go?

Forgive me, but I don’t remember every season going quite this fast, am I wrong? Usually when you lose 90+ games (which the Rockies surely will), those seasons drag on slowly… but I guess not this year.

So we’ve only got a few more weeks of Saturday Shout-outs before our content calendar changes a bit this offseason!! Let’s go at it before everything changes come October…

Shout-outs this week go to:

  • First and foremost, the Colorado Rockies’ entire team. I know, they’re playing with a really deep roster (and, like, a 200-man bullpen), but (a) they went 5-5 on the road last week and made a weird kind of Rockies’ history, and (b) they outlasted the soon-to-be NL West champs with a 16-inning win in Dodger Stadium. That deserves some love!
  • Related to that game… shout out to Gonzalez Germen for his first career save, and for Brooks Brown regarding his great work (two scoreless innings) to bridge the gap in the 13th and 14th innings when the Rockies needed it the most.
  • Jorge De La Rosa has had an unbelievable last 30 days, including a complete game on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. In his last 32 days (six starts), De La Rosa is 3-2 with just 11 runs allowed in 39 innings of work. He’s finding his groove now after struggling at the very start of the year with his groin injury.
  • John Axford, Jairo Diaz, and Justin Miller have combined to be very good in the last 30 days: 32 games 30 innings, 20 hits, 5 runs/earned runs, 10 walks, and 38 strikeouts to go along with 8 saves between the three hard-throwing late-inning right-handers.
  • Rex Brothers has also been… good… since his call-up, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings while allowing just one hit in seven appearances. It’s not a huge comeback for Brothers yet, but it’s definitely better than what he was doing last year (and yes, in very limited action).
  • And finally, shout-out to the Asheville Tourists, who had a really, really nice season this year in the South Atlantic League, but came up three wins short of their second straight South Atlantic League title. Get ’em next year (just like you did in two of the last three years), fellas.

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