Colorado Rockies: A series recap, preview of the San Diego Padres series, and the impending lineup dilemma

The Colorado Rockies ended their road trip on a sour note as they lost 5-2 to the San Francisco Giants, ending their road trip with a 1-5 record. Unfortunately for the Rockies, that’s been about par for the course in 2021, as they are 14-45 on the road in 2021, which is a .237 winning percentage.

On this episode of the Rox Pile Rockies Report, we talk about the Rockies road trip a bit as well as a preview for the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks as the Rockies return home to Coors Field.

The Colorado Rockies could see the San Diego Padres utilize Fernando Tatis, Jr. in right field

The San Diego Padres faced the Arizona Diamondbacks themselves this weekend and on Sunday, the Padres activated their All-Star shortstop, Fernando Tatis, Jr. off the 10-day injured list. However, they decided to utilize him in right field, which was the first time he had ever played right field professionally.

The Padres have a bit of a dilemma with their lineup because they have, perhaps, too many players that are MLB-starting quality.

The Colorado Rockies, by the time they face the Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend, may have that issue themselves as the Rockies will have to balance playing time with young hitters and hot bats at Coors Field. This season, the old adage “you just know the Rockies are going to hit” has happened at Coors Field but it hasn’t been on the road.

We discuss why that may happen for the Rockies this weekend, especially with Connor Joe hitting so well recently.

We also talk about how the San Diego Padres starting pitching staff will be something to watch this week at Coors Field. They currently have a slew of starting pitchers on the injured list and that very well may cost the Padres the second National League Wild Card spot.

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