Colorado Rockies: Searching for answers in September call-ups

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21: Garrett Hampson #7 of the Colorado Rockies warms up on deck during the third inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21: Garrett Hampson #7 of the Colorado Rockies warms up on deck during the third inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 12: ATT Sportsnet on-field reporter Ryan Spilborghs is showered with gatorade while interviewing Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies after a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on August 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Iannetta drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning producing the winning RBI. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 12: ATT Sportsnet on-field reporter Ryan Spilborghs is showered with gatorade while interviewing Chris Iannetta #22 of the Colorado Rockies after a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on August 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Iannetta drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning producing the winning RBI. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

In the wake of this past weekend’s drama and heroics, it feels like the 2018 Colorado Rockies might be a team of destiny. But this squad is still dealing with some glaring issues.

The “epic taco’s drought of 2018” continues, as the Colorado Rockies are on a streak of 21 straight games of scoring six runs or less. They are 10-11 in that span, with the starting rotation mostly responsible for keeping them near .500. Meanwhile, the bullpen remains consistently inconsistent, with scoreless outings sandwiched between blown leads or flat-out meltdowns.

These issues have us anticipating the 40-man roster expansion on September 1. Barring a total collapse, the Rockies should be in the thick of the playoff race, and some players will have the chance to make an immediate impact.

So who might those players be? Let’s take a look.

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