Colorado Rockies podcast: The Trevor Story injury, Daniel Bard, and rookie relievers
On this episode of the podcast, my co-host, Kevin Henry, and I discuss a number of different things since so much has happened in the last week for the Colorado Rockies.
We discuss Rockies shortstop Trevor Story’s hit by pitch and injury and the potential fallout from that and most likely things to happen.
We then talk about Daniel Bard and his struggles lately. In his last six outings, he has an ERA of 15.20 and he has allowed runs in five of the six outings.
Rockies manager Bud Black has discussed multiple times why he thinks Bard has been struggling lately but we also dive into the numbers to find something interesting.
We also talk about whether or not he should be replaced as closer in the interim and, if so, who might be the candidates to replace him?
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We then talk about the two rookie relievers who made their debut this week in Justin Lawrence and Lucas Gilbreath.
Lawrence has been dazzling with his velocity and his arm slot when pitching but Bud Black told us about what he sees in Gilbreath and a little bit of how he and pitching Steve Foster told Gilbreath that he was going to be on the MLB roster.
We have the audio from what Black said postgame on Saturday about that.
We also discuss Dom Nunez, who we talked with on Saturday as well. We asked him about how it is catching Lawrence and we also talk about his offense.
With his power numbers, should the Rockies move him up in the lineup?
We also discuss the injuries to Antonio Senzatela and Yency Almonte as well as why Yency Almonte seemed to be a victim of bad luck to start the season.
We then end with our outlook on the week, including the Rockies first trip to St. Louis since Nolan Arenado became a Cardinal as well as some news about what you’ll see on the site here in a few days.
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