2) Chris Owings will be out for a long time
As Rox Pile’s Kevin Henry reported on in this article, Rockies utilityman Chris Owings will be out for about eight weeks after requiring a “procedure” for his left thumb injury.
Considering how hot he was to start the season and the state of the Rockies offense, it has already shown to be a blow to the Rockies … and it will be for months to come.
3) The Rockies bullpen was spotty
The Rockies bullpen blew game one for the Rockies in a game that was very winnable. But, frankly, it’s become expected by a lot of people that the Rockies bullpen will find a way to allow runs, whether it’s by walks, hits, or home runs.
As Rox Pile’s Nathaniel Sunshine discussed in this article on Sunday, the Rockies had the second-worst bullpen ERA in all of baseball last year and, entering Sunday, they had a bullpen ERA of 6.14, which was second-worst in baseball and worst in the National League.
Their three scoreless frames on Sunday will obviously help that number but we need to see much more out of them before fans will begin to trust the majority of the bullpen.