Colorado Rockies Tinder: A Pirate’s Life For Me

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Aug 30, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) looks on over the dugout railing against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Swipe Left On These Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez. CarGo is 1-for-18 in his last seven games, and hitting just .211/.252/.495 with 27 strikeouts in 95 at-bats over his last 30 games. Start the season ice cold, get absurdly hot in the middle three months, and end the season ice cold. CarGo!

Corey Dickerson. It’s been a completely lost season for Corey Dickerson, who’s already spend two significant stints on the disabled list. Over the last week, he’s 1-for-11 with five strikeouts.

DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu is just 3-for-16 over the last week, but even when he gets into slumps (and he’s been streaky this year), he never falls off the table and strikes out a ton, which indicates to me an incredibly consistent approach at the plate. I’ve been waiting all year for him to significantly regress from his very hot start, but look at the calendar; that’s jus not going to happen.

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David Hale. Hale got a win in that 16-inning game in Los Angeles, but he also got knocked around by the Padres on Sunday after Kyle Kendrick was knocked around by the Padres on Sunday. Hale sure hasn’t impressed very much since being acquired in a winter trade.

Kyle Kendrick. Two more starts, guys. Just two more starts.

Jon Gray. Gray wasn’t irredeemable on Monday night against the Pirates, and it’s doubly not a big deal because, well, he’s pretty damn young. But this is where you have to be careful about a slide along towards the end of the year, and/or Gray building bad habits; shut him down now, and let Christian Bergman or someone else (Hale?) take over in the rotation for two turns.

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