The Colorado Rockies Rockpile Talkpile podcast is back with episode 18 as they discuss the last homestand, the offense and much more.
This episode, courtesy of the Rockies Subreddit group, includes regulars Zach and John with recurring guest Evan. The guys start off with some jokes about the last few scores this past week and how there were some blown games. The guys were pretty optimistic while the Colorado Rockies played the Milwaukee Brewers. However, the bullpen wasn’t doing their job and blew a six-run lead. The pitching just wasn’t all there during that game as Chad Bettis was the starter and it wasn’t his best outing this season.
The guys then recall that the Colorado Rockies finally showed some signs of life in offense. This came as a surprise as the bats have been asleep the majority of April and the start of May. Outside of those few games that we saw light in the Rockies lineup, they have only scored four runs or less this month. Obviously when that happens, there are outliers in the offense. Thus far, that would be Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado.
More from Rox Pile
- A Colorado Rockies Thanksgiving
- Colorado Rockies: What if Todd Helton had played football instead?
- Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon out for the season
- Colorado Rockies: Injuries shift look of roster ahead of Dodgers series
- Colorado Rockies: Has Sean Bouchard earned a second look in 2023?
Later on in the podcast, the guys talk about how baseball is a money-making business and how fans’ money is going into the product that is the Colorado Rockies rosters. They do touch on how, of course, a team needs to have clubhouse chemistry. However, the front office’s job is to make those tough decisions that will benefit the team down the road. They mention how some of the young guys deserve playing time. One of the most deserving of another chance would be Tom Murphy.
Towards the end of the podcast, the gang goes over some advanced stats again. This is used as evidence that the Colorado Rockies should be starting not only David Dahl but Noel Cuevas. They offer up the idea of platooning both of them as Dahl is better against right-handers and Cuevas bats better against southpaws.
They move onto some National League West talk about how the Rockies have to take the Giants seriously this year as a competitive team, despite them doing terrible last year. As we get closer to the last few comments, the Talkpile jokingly goes over some new strategies the Colorado Rockies should take while playing in home games.
To hear this and more, you can listen to the Rockpile Talkpile right here.