Colorado Rockies Offense in Funk But No One Hitting the Panic Button
The Colorado Rockies dropped a 6-0 decision to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon. The Rockies managed just three hits as Colorado dropped its first series of the season.
The offense is in a funk. There’s no question about it. The timing perhaps couldn’t be worse with the Rockies heading out for a six-game road trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles, two teams Colorado needs to grab an advantage over in what will be a tough National League West race.
Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .200. DJ LeMahieu is batting .171. Trevor Story’s average sits at .129. The vaunted Colorado offense is stuck in neutral. However, there’s absolutely no panic or worry in the Rockies clubhouse.
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Colorado manager Bud Black isn’t worried with his offense just 10 games into the schedule.
"“We’ll get it going,” Black said. “This group is too talented offensively to stay mired in a slump.”"
There’s no question the talent is there but the offensive frustration seemed to hit a boiling point a few times during Wednesday’s loss. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado both slammed their bats to the turf after flyouts. They know Colorado missed some chances in a game where the team drew six walks but could never score. On Wednesday, Colorado was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Still, as the Rockies pack up to head to California to start their four-game series in San Francisco on Thursday night, no one is hitting the panic button. The analogy of the baseball season being a marathon and not a sprint is seemingly looming large throughout the Colorado clubhouse.
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"“These guys are confident players. They all believe in themselves. They all believe in each other. They all believe in this team,” Black said. “This is a long haul. There’s nothing to worry about offensively.”"