For all the anticipation heading into the 2019 season, the first road trip of the year for the Colorado Rockies turned out pretty disappointing.
The Colorado Rockies went 3-4 in Miami and Tampa Bay, putting forth next-to-nothing for offense. Considering how bad the team struggled, they’re lucky to have escaped Florida just one game under .500.
The first two games against Miami, everything clicked as one would expect. Kyle Freeland and German Marquez were lights out and the offense scored six runs in each game. Unfortunately, that’s about all the offense the Rockies would get on the road trip. For the next five games, the Rockies scored a combined five runs and were shut out twice.
The Rockies have worked hard to build a team rich with talent. However, in the opening road trip, their offensive talent was nowhere to be found.
So what went wrong in Florida? Blake Street Ball’s analysts discussed the Rockies struggles and what it will take for them to get back on track:
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Though the offense was missing in action, the Rockies young pitching looked strong in the first two series, particularly the trio of Freeland, Marquez, and Jon Gray. Even the bullpen looked pretty solid for the most part, save one or two appearances.
The only real issue for the Rockies in their first week of 2019 was the lack of offense. The way the team is pitching, if they can get any sort of run support to back it up, they look like they can win a lot of games.
But they’ll have their work cut out for them in their first home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hopefully, the familiar setting and home crowd can jump start the Rockies to their first series win of 2019 against their division rival.