As Game 100 of the 2019 season dawns for the Colorado Rockies, there is plenty to talk about in the past few days. But what about the rest of the season and all of the question marks moving forward?
In the latest Rox Pile Rockies Report, I take a look at where the Colorado Rockies stand as they open a four-game series in Washington against the Nationals. Can they salvage the season and put together a hot streak that could put them back into playoff contention? What does the trade deadline hold? What do Sunday’s moves mean for the rest of the series?
While the Rockies sit at 47-52, there is still plenty to talk about in terms of where this team has been and where it is going. Click below to listen to the latest episode.
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As we have stated numerous times, the 2019 Rockies were a team built on the hope that its young players would step into critical roles and perform well, its pitching would continue to improve, and that Daniel Murphy would be the answer to Colorado’s offensive sluggishness. In hindsight, the first of those three things have happened but the other two have not.
This month, Colorado’s offense has returned to its haphazard ways, ranking in the bottom third of the league in terms of runs scored and slash lines. This season, the pitching currently sits 29th out of 30 Major League teams with a combined 5.52 ERA and 26th in the league in K percentage at 20.3 percent.
Also, do the Rockies have a current depth problem in terms of players who could be called up and contribute right now to the team’s success? In the podcast, I argue yes and that’s been another thing that has hurt the Rockies and their playoff chances this season.
As always, we try to keep our episodes to less than 20 minutes to value your time. Click here to listen to the latest episode.