Colorado Rockies: Recapping an ugly series in Miami

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27: Bud Black comes out to check on Rockies starter Tyler Anderson. Getty Images.
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 27: Bud Black comes out to check on Rockies starter Tyler Anderson. Getty Images. /
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While the the Colorado Rockies’ trips to Miami are often excruciating, this was an especially difficult series to endure. The Rockies scored a total of two runs in 27 innings. They somehow managed a 1-0 win on Friday, thanks to some two-way hero ball from Antonio Senzatela.  Saturday and Sunday featured discouraging 4-1 and 3-0 losses. The Rockies are now 15-14 overall.

Offensive woes continue

The Rockies had a hard time getting anyone on base. They had just 15 hits in the three-game series, and managed only three walks in the two losses (the lone bright spot, offensively, was the six walks in Friday’s 1-0 win). They also struck out 30 times, including 14 strikeouts on Sunday. By struggling to get the ball in play, the Rockies failed to initiate any kind of rally.

The issues weren’t just with the bottom of the lineup. Nolan Arenado went 1-10 and rarely put together productive at-bats. Charlie Blackmon went 2-13, but his solo home run on Saturday being the Rockies offense’s only run between Saturday and Sunday. David Dahl, who raked at Coors Field (5-17 with two triples), had three strikeouts in three at-bats on Sunday as he swung wildly at pitches away and out of the zone. He needs to make some serious adjustments against left-handed pitchers if he’s going to be mainstay of the lineup.

Meanwhile, Chris Iannetta is suddenly looking outmatched at the plate. He had two strikeouts in three plate appearances on Friday, and two in four on Saturday. His slash line is down to .224/.307/.358. On April 18, it was .264/.350/.434.

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