Colorado Rockies: What Ian Desmond’s hot streak means for the team
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Desmond plays well and so does the team
This is obviously the best case scenario. If both the team and Desmond keep playing how they have been in the past week or so, who knows, the Rockies may vie for the NL West crown.
It should be noted that the Rockies face the Diamondbacks 13 more times, including three times next week at Coors and three times coming right out of the All-Star break at Chase Field. In their previous six appearances, the Rockies are 1-5 against them.
They also face the Dodgers ten more times, all of which come August 9 or after. The Rockies are 3-6 in their first nine games against them this season.
They also face the Giants, the team who is currently tied with the Rockies, six more times, all of which are in September.
So, in other words, the Rockies face the teams currently tied or ahead of them in 29 of their remaining 75 games, or about 39 percent of their remaining games. Obviously, those games are extremely important for the Rockies.
Both Desmond and the Rockies will try to maintain their recent play in Seattle this weekend. Our own Kevin Henry will be there in Seattle with the coverage from Safeco Field for the series so stay tuned both here and on our Twitter page, @RoxPileFS, for coverage throughout the series.