Colorado Rockies monthly recap: The bad and good from April

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DENVER, CO - JUNE 6: A general view of Coors Field as the sun setts from the press box during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 6, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Padres beat the Rockies 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 6: A general view of Coors Field as the sun setts from the press box during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 6, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Padres beat the Rockies 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Batting

The bats of the Colorado Rockies struggled in historic ways in April. Now, of course, you’re getting stellar production out of the two players who this team seems to always depend upon … Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado. Blackmon is tied for first in the NL for most home runs, currently at nine. Along with that, he has 16 RBI and a very nice slashline of .280/.356/.602. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a guy like him.

As for Arenado, it’s always nice to look at his numbers. He has a slashline of .313/.414/.530. He also has four home runs and 12 RBI.

The man that should be catching everyone by surprise is shortstop Trevor Story. His April has been a productive yet reassuring one. He has six home runs under his belt along with 19 RBI. This leads him to a .243/.331/. 476. His amount of strikeouts is a bit too high to be comfortable with at the moment since he has 37, but makes up for it with his clutch batting.

As for the rest of the team, they have struggled. There is no way to sugarcoat that.

Breakout Player: Trevor Story

Exceeding Expectations: Charlie Blackmon

Underachieving Player: Ian Desmond

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