For the Colorado Rockies, high expectations have quickly been replaced by deepening frustration and growing concern as a mix of bad luck, a string of injuries, and a parade of disappointing performances has gotten the team off to one of its worst starts in franchise history despite fielding what should be perhaps their most talented roster they’ve ever put together.
Right now, anything that can go wrong is going wrong for the Colorado Rockies and there is no one diagnosis to solve this problem. Hard outs on offense are followed up by bloop RBI hits on defense and uncharacteristic errors giving away free runs to opposing lineups.
The Rockies’ situation would be easier to fix if there was one glaring problem to address, but unfortunately it is much more complicated than that. The offense has been bad. The starting pitching has been bad. The bullpen has been bad. Of course, there have been exceptions to these statements, but they are just that — exceptions.
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Everyone from Nolan Arenado to Kyle Freeland has been affected and the Rockies have shown few glimpses that this could change in the near future. Even German Márquez was roughed up in Tuesday’s loss to Atlanta, giving the Rockies six home losses to open the home season for the first time since 1998.
However, this team is too good to play this bad for very much longer. And if you take out half the starters of any team’s lineup, it would be reasonable to expect some offensive regression and the Rockies are no exception.
The guys at Blake Street Ball broke down the Rockies’ struggles in their most recent video and discussed what the team needs to do to turn it around:
The Rockies will snap out of this skid at some point, that is not the question. The question facing the team now is will it be too late?