On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a seven-game homestand with a stunning 14-13 loss to the San Diego Padres. The ninth-inning defeat gave the Rockies a 4-3 mark in seven games against the Chicago Cubs and Padres.
Every win matters as the Colorado Rockies (37-34) not only chase the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West (currently out to a 10.5-game lead in the division) but also try to maintain their position within the chase for the Wild Card.
Those wins and losses also hold perhaps extra meaning as the Rockies leave for a nine-game road swing through the NL West, with their first visits of the season to Arizona and Los Angeles, as well as a return engagement in San Francisco.
There is plenty to talk about with this just-concluded homestand. Not only did we have Flag Day and Father’s Day, but there was also plenty of subplots surrounding baseball as well. Cole Hamels plunking Nolan Arenado and causing Rockies fans to have a panic attack. A historic meltdown on Friday night against the Padres. The roller-coaster ride that was Sunday’s game. Brendan Rodgers being sent back to Triple-A.
Yes, a lot happened this past week. We looked at some of the statistical oddities and historical notes of the weekend in this article.
There has been plenty discussed about the high numbers of hits and runs as well as a pair of bullpen implosions. But what else stood out to us the most? Let’s take a look at the perhaps under-the-radar things we saw and some of their implications heading into a big road trip.