The latest edition of the Rox Pile Rockies Report podcast focuses on what was a brutal road trip for the Colorado Rockies through Arizona and San Francisco, as well as what the upcoming homestand could mean to a team that finds itself in the basement of the National League West.
Many Colorado Rockies players said they wiped away the four-game sweep endured in Philadelphia in late April, chalking it up to a perfect storm of cold weather and abnormal performances on the mound and at the plate. However, a 1-5 record through the recent six games against division foes Arizona and San Francisco means the Rockies have just one win in their last 10 road games. That’s a problem for a team hoping to be among those fighting for a postseason spot.
What are some of the disappointments we have seen early on with the Colorado Rockies? We talk about that and more in our latest podcast.
We also take a look at an upcoming homestand that features three teams, including one that is struggling (Kansas City Royals), one that righted itself with recent wins over the Rockies (San Francisco), and one that is among the best in the National League (New York Mets). If the road is going to be an issue for the 2022 Rockies, playing well at home is even more important. Can the Rockies keep their homefield advantage going against these three teams?
Is Colorado’s lack of scoring away from Coors Field putting more pressure on the pitchers to perform well? We discuss the topic and if it’s something that could be an issue for the rest of the season.
Which Rockies have impressed early on? Which ones have not lived up to what we thought they might do early in the season? We look at the statistics and pick our good and bad surprises of the early 2022 campaign.
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