Colorado Rockies Off to a Slow Start Offensively

DENVER, CO - APRIL 09: Carlos Gonzalez
DENVER, CO - APRIL 09: Carlos Gonzalez /
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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

The Colorado Rockies entered 2018 with high expectations.

After losing a play-in game for the playoffs in the 2017 season, the Colorado Rockies took a hard look at their rotation and made offseason acquisitions of three top-flight relief pitchers in Wade Davis, Jake Mcgee and Bryan Shaw.

Questions on the offensive end persist, though the Rockies did add a solid hitter in catcher Chris Ianetta.  The Rockies banked on improvement from guys like Trevor Story, Ian Desmond and Tony Wolters to improve their offensive output.

As long as CarGo, Arenado, Blackmon and LeMahieu perform to their standards, the overall observation is that the Rockies have improved over the Wild Card team of last season.

So, what’s going wrong?  In the infancy of this season, the Rockies have yet to find their footing.  The offense has been underwhelming and the pitching unsteady.

Let’s take a closer look at those two aspects: