Colorado Rockies: Why April is Different for the 2017 Rockies Than Years Past
Underperforming? Many key players for the Rockies have actually underperformed so far in 2017, at least compared to what we have seen from them in the past.
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The offense, prior to this weekend, hasn’t produced at a level they are capable of. LeMahieu and Blackmon, after slow starts, are beginning to heat up. Story seems to be figuring things out as well with a pair of home runs, 7 RBI and, perhaps most importantly, a nice opposite field single over the weekend.
Carlos Gonzalez will almost certainly join in sometime soon as well. If the offense can continue like they did against the Giants with the bullpen staying strong, the Rockies will be in a very good place regardless of who is starting the games.
The rotation has been up and down but the new guys, Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland, have perhaps been the best pitchers in the rotation. If Chatwood, Anderson and eventually Gray can return to their 2016 level, it will be the most complete team Colorado has had in a very long time.
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Sure, the Rockies are only 19 games into a very long season, but there are a lot of reasons for optimism going forward. Regardless, they are playing great baseball, so enjoy it. You never know how long it will last, but it seems way more likely to be season long success this year.