Colorado Rockies podcast #13: Walkoffs, the Braves, and young players

DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Anibal Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch to Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. Getty Images.
DENVER, CO - APRIL 7: Anibal Sanchez of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch to Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. Getty Images. /

The Rockpile Talkpile is back again with episode 13. They discuss some pretty informative things that pertain to the last series the Colorado Rockies played.

On this episode, we get to hear from Zach, Jason, and, after missing the last episode, John. They are also joined by guest host Evan. It is worth mentioning that the guys are contemplating a name change. If you want to get the inside scoop on that, I recommend you listen to their podcast, there won’t be any spoilers here.

Then, they dive into stats about the Rockies and their walk-offs since Tony Wolters had his walk-off walk that happened on Saturday against the Braves winning 3-2 in the 10th inning. They continue by stating advanced stats and that despite the Rockies are 5-5 now, the bats aren’t really there.

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The Rockpile then moves on to talk about the series against the Braves particularly Sunday’s loss to Atlanta a 4-0 shutout. Some of the notables from the Rockies were Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. Both Story and Arenado were 2-for-4, though no one could get a run across.

As you get further into the podcast, they start to mention Sean Newcomb‘s performance in the shutout game. Newcomb is far from ace material at this point in time. However, the way the Rockies played made him appear to be in the same lineage as other great pitchers.

The guys talk about the way the lineup was shaped as DJ LeMahieu was the leadoff man and Chris Iannetta was way up in the lineup batting at second. This may have come into play as one of the reasons why they loss on Sunday.

They continue to go into great detail about how the bats are missing right now, which is far from a good thing. Even though we’re only heading into the fourth series of the season, it’s prime time to build up stats now. They do argue, however, that giving more at-bats to the likes of Ian Desmond and Gerardo Parra now won’t help in the long term and cut time from guys like Ryan McMahon, Pat Valaika, and Mike Tauchman.

Moving towards the end of the podcast, the group then talks about all the traditions that take place on Opening Day at Coors Field. It truly gives you a sense that all Rockies fans are just a big family. They also talk about how you should really take advantage of tailgating if they turn a blind eye to it.

Next: Charlie Blackmon returns to the lineup

If you want to listen to the whole podcast you can click here. I’d recommend it, it’s a good one and very in-depth. It makes me wish I was able to be on it. You can also follow them on Twitter to keep up on when they post another episode here.