Colorado Rockies: The best and worst at the season’s midway point
Certainly, Colorado’s recent play has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season. A team that has performed so well all season saw the wheels come off on the mound and at the plate during one of the worst possible times. With the Los Angeles Dodgers playing some of their best baseball of the season, Colorado’s slide has caused a big-time slide down the standings.
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As mentioned earlier, CarGo and Trevor Story have yet to find their rhythm at the plate. Both have had outstanding moments in the field but can’t seem to get over the hump on offense.
Ian Desmond has also struggled in his first season with the Rockies. A spring training injury kept him out of the lineup until April 30. His offensive WAR of -0.5 (heading into Wednesday) is the worst of his career and seemingly can’t get any air under the baseball as he leads Major League Baseball in hitting ground balls.
While the back end of the bullpen has been terrific (we’re looking at you, Greg Holland), getting to the ninth inning unscathed has been a challenge. The bridge between the starting pitcher and Holland has to be upgraded at the trade deadline. There are simply too many arms in the bullpen who can’t be trusted night in and night out for the Rockies to be a legitimate threat to make it all the way through October.