For the Colorado Rockies, it’s time to get back into National League West action with three games at the Arizona Diamondbacks followed by three games in San Francisco against the Giants.
In our most recent podcast focused on the Colorado Rockies, we take a look at the upcoming schedule and highlight who could be some key players on a big NL West road trip
After the Colorado Rockies posted a 5-1 record in a homestand against the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, the schedule certainly begins to intensify this weekend. Arizona has been one of the surprise teams in the MLB standings through their first 26 games, posting a 13-13 record. One of the biggest reasons why the Diamondbacks have fared so well early on has been the pitching. Arizona brings a combined 3.56 ERA into Friday night’s opener in Phoenix, a full run below what Colorado’s pitchers have posted through the team’s first 25 games.
Following three games in Arizona, the Rockies head to San Francisco for a three-game set against the Giants. One stat line we will be watching in the series is what Colorado starting pitcher Austin Gomber can do against the Giants in his scheduled start on Monday. Last season at Oracle Park, Gomber got the start three times and posted a 12.00 ERA, allowing 15 hits and 16 earned runs in 12 innings of work. Can the southpaw turn things around in 2022?
I will be in San Francisco with the Rockies covering the series and will keep Rockies fans updated from the press box inside Oracle Park (make sure you’re following us on Twitter here).
Along with the schedule, we discuss the impact of Colorado’s pitching, particularly in the back end of the bullpen. We tie into this article discussing the recent success of Daniel Bard and how he has made 2022 a completely different scenario than his 2021 struggles.
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