All of that talk about what was wrong with Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers back in April has been silenced by Rodgers finding his stroke at the plate and becoming one of the key offensive weapons for the team.
The impact of Rodgers on the fate of the Colorado Rockies was recognized on a national level earlier today when Major League Baseball announced that the 25-year-old infielder was the National League Player of the Week. To earn the honor, Rodgers posted a .345 batting average with a pair of doubles, four home runs, and seven RBI in seven games.
On this week’s podcast, we highlighted the week that was for Brendan Rodgers as well as the Colorado Rockies
Rodgers was one of the few bright spots for a Rockies team that went 2-5 on a homestand with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. A sweep at the hands of the Braves finished off the week and sent the Rockies to California on a not-so-great note, with a pair of series in San Francisco and San Diego looming.
Within this week’s podcast, we look at what lies ahead before the All-Star break for the Rockies as the schedule gets tougher. We also ask if the Rockies still have a chance to make the postseason with a 23-31 mark heading into Tuesday night’s game in San Francisco.
We also dive into some pitching talk, including a discussion based on this article regarding Germán Márquez and pitch tipping. Can the Rockies figure out what is going on with Márquez and solve it? That’s one of the biggest questions looming ahead for the franchise if they are to have any chance at getting back to the .500 mark.
Along with the starters, we look at the impact that Tyler Kinley is having on a bullpen that has had plenty of struggles this season.
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