Colorado Rockies podcast: Thoughts, observations from the Cubs series and a look ahead
The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs had an interesting series in more ways than one.
On Monday, the Rockies bullpen blew the game and cost the Rockies a win but also, after scoring three runs in the first inning, the Rockies did little else. On Tuesday, they got rained out and on Wednesday, they had a doubleheader.
The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs split the doubleheader and it was a wild doubleheader
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The Colorado Rockies had a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the 4th inning of the first game of the seven-inning doubleheader when Chicago Cubs catcher Austin Romine hit a solo homer to tie the game against Austin Gomber.
Gomber retired the first two batters in the 5th inning but allowed a triple, a walk, and then a three-run homer to Patrick Wisdom that gave the Cubs a 5-2 lead, which was the final score.
The second half of the doubleheader was more interesting. The scheduled seven-inning game ended up going 10 innings. The bullpen (this time exclusively Daniel Bard) had the lead escape their grasp. But the Rockies were able to hold onto the lead in the 10th inning after a two-run homer by Ryan McMahon and a two-run double by Brendan Rodgers.
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss some of the things we observed at Wrigley Field as both Kevin Henry and I were in Chicago for the series.
We also talk about the Los Angeles Dodgers and their game on Wednesday and a preview of them for the series with the Rockies. The Rockies, then, will head to Texas to take on the Texas Rangers in a three-game series.
We also preview some of what we will have on the site and on the podcast in the coming days, as we will also be in Texas for the series between the Rockies and Rangers before the Rockies come home to face the Braves and Giants.
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