The Colorado Rockies dropped five of seven games of their just-completed road trip to visit the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies, including a four-game sweep in the City of Brotherly Love. Now what?
For the Colorado Rockies, it’s all about shaking off a bad road trip with a six-game homestand against the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.
In our most recent podcast, Noah Yingling discusses what he saw first-hand from the Colorado Rockies during a three-game series in Detroit. He also brings you some exclusive interviews with legendary Tigers player Alan Trammell and current Detroit manager A.J. Hinch as they discuss how Colorado manager Bud Black has influenced them.
The conversation then moves to the four-game sweep in Philadelphia and the defensive issues that plagued the Rockies there. Is it something that was just a temporary cascade of errors or is there something deeper that Colorado fans should worry about?
Speaking of worrying, plenty of Rockies fans are wondering about Brendan Rodgers and if he can snap out of his funk at the plate (starting the season 4-for-51 with 16 strikeouts). He played in just three games on the road trip, going 0-for-9 at the plate, and has been dealing with a back issue. We’ll be watching during the homestand to learn more about not only his health, but his efforts to find his swing as well.
Kris Bryant has also been sidelined with back issues, missing the last three games of the Philadelphia series. That’s another key injury development to be watching as the Rockies head home.
Finally, we discuss the importance of the next nine games for the Rockies. With Cincinnati and Washington both paying a visit to Coors Field before Colorado heads to Arizona to take on the Diamondbacks, these next nine games provide the Rockies with an opportunity to get back on track. Will they revert back to the team we saw before Philadelphia?
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