The Colorado Rockies have now dropped three-straight as their season continues to take a turn for the worse. After a 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night, the Rockies are now tied with the Texas Rangers for the worst record in Major League Baseball; 45-71.
The team has been unbearable to watch of late, to put it nicely. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki who is recovering from a hip-flexor strain recently came out lately and said something needs to change with the Rockies entering the 2015 season, saying he doesn’t want to leave. However, if things don’t change in the Mile High City, Tulo could be slamming the door on his way out.
The Rockies just dropped their third-straight game Saturday night after another bullpen collapse. The team trailed 5-4 entering the bottom half of the eighth inning as reliever Nick Masset came in to keep the game close. Well, he did the exact opposite. After Tommy Kahnle gave up four earned runs on four hits, Masset followed up with giving the D’Backs six more runs on five hits — including a grand slam.
The bullpen is the worst in the bigs this season and possibly the worst all-time. Another prime example of unwatchable baseball came Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs. The Rockies controlled the league, 3-1 entering the top half of the seventh inning. Tommy Kahnle looked to pick up the hold but couldn’t find the zone. The rule-5 draft pick gave up three runs on zero hits, walking three. Nick Masset would come in and walk a batter as he too would get pulled.
Que the circus music. Southpaw Rex Brothers would also fail to find the zone, walking two batters as Matt Belisle came in and got the final out. Six walks in a span of 0.2 innings pitched is unacceptable in any level you play at. The Rockies would end up losing the game 6-5 in 12 innings as Boone Logan gave up the game-winning home run.
The bullpen struggles continue to reflect on the team’s record, dropping all the way to the bottom of the entire league. The Rockies have some serious issues they need to take care heading into the 2015 season or else it might get ugly.