Colorado Rockies: Being positive … at least for a few minutes

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Starting pitcher German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on April 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Starting pitcher German Marquez #48 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field on April 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Disclaimer: There will be zero criticism of any Colorado Rockies player in this article. I fully support everyone on the team, no matter how bad they are playing and whether or not the Rockies win or lose.

It’s all sunshine and rainbows here in Denver as the Rockies fought valiantly against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. They may have lost two out of three games in the series but what would you expect? The Cubs did win the World Series two years ago.

Starters Jon Gray and German Marquez tried their hardest but sadly gave up a combined 13 runs in 8.1 total innings during the series. Don’t worry. They will get them next time.

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In Saturday’s 5-2 win, the Rockies scored five runs in one inning for the second time this year.

Ian Desmond raised his batting average a staggering 20 points to .171 on Sunday. If he continues at that pace, he will be hitting .300 by May.

Speaking of Sunday, Rockies fans went home happy (along with the other 20,000 annoying Cubs) fans because they scored seven runs, which means taco’s for everyone.

Ok, enough is enough. This positively is making me sick to my stomach. These are professional athletes who are paid a lot of money to perform well and when they don’t, I will be critical.

Before Sunday’s game, a friend of mine texted me a screenshot of where the Rockies stand statistically compared to the rest of the league. Besides home runs and defense, most of the stats were ugly and in the bottom half of the league.

It was great to see the Rockies battle back from a six-run deficit but they can’t continue to put themselves in that hole to begin with. In all three games of the Cubs series, the Rockies were down by at least two runs before they got their chance to bat. And the defense, which had been a strength, really hurt them as the Rockies tried to rally at the plate.

I’m scratching my head as to how the last call at the plate was overturned but considering that Desmond was up to bat, the game would likely have still ended in heartbreak.

There is encouragement with all of the roster moves the Rockies made before the game. David Dahl looked as if he could be a mainstay in the bigs and could be that bat that has been missing in the outfield.

Next: David Dahl discusses his return (finally) to the Colorado Rockies

All in all, this is still a below-average team that is lucky to be a game over 500. On the positive side, there is a ton of room for improvement.

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