Night after night, the Colorado Rockies look worse and worse and after Sunday’s loss, they dipped under .500. One of the main reasons of their struggles lately, and quite frankly, all season is the bullpen’s woes.
The Colorado Rockies bullpen, especially of late, cannot seem to keep their head above water.
There was the whole debacle with Bryan Shaw on Saturday which really put on display his entire season in a Rockies uniform in a nutshell. Mike Dunn, Adam Ottavino (who has been, realistically, their only consistent reliever), and Scott Oberg are on the disabled list. Harrison Musgrave is on the bereavement list. Chris Rusin allows runs a lot (11 out of his last 13 appearances). Even bullpen arm, who was in Albuquerque, Jairo Diaz was designated for assignment.
Entering Monday, the Rockies bullpen, as a result, does not look good. It is comprised of Wade Davis, Jake McGee, Bryan Shaw, Chris Rusin, Jerry Vasto, Jeff Hoffman, Sam Howard, and Brooks Pounders. That is far from a first place worthy bullpen, let alone a pennant winning bullpen.
Also, this is part of the reason why the Rockies have plummeted from first place on Wednesday to fourth place less than a week later. In addition, the previous Wednesday, May 30, the Rockies even had a 1.5 game lead on the Diamondbacks, who just swept the Rockies this past weekend.
With the shortcomings of the bullpen, we conclude our series of bullpen targets that the Rockies should look at (originally, we said that they may look at them but you may need a new pair of eyes if you can’t see that they need help in the bullpen). For our final edition, we will look at some targets from the NL Central and NL West.
Let’s get started.