Nine games to go and seven victories needed to continue and play into post-season, the Colorado Rockies need to duplicate last night’s performance.
The Colorado Rockies are facing the Arizona Diamondbacks for game two of a three game series tonight. The Rockies are looking to better their record with another victory over the D-backs bringing it to 84-70 and adding another win to those necessary to continue down a road to October.
The Rockies came away with the victory last night but some may argue it was taxing. German Marquez had a stellar night but now what? These remaining games are consecutive and we have not had the most reliable pitching stable as of late. With the ebb and flow of pitching ‘coming and going’ so has the offense. The bats woke up last night in the eighth for the decisive blows however it was cutting it a little close.
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Opening tonight for the Rockies will be Antonio Senzatela, a right-hander with an ugly-to-look-at 5-6 record. This feels scary like it can go either direction. It would be a shame to use one of the two losses allowable already on a team that is beatable.
The Diamondbacks will start with Patrick Corbin, an impressive lefty with a nice 11-6 record. It looks worse than when the Rockies hosted him earlier this month and took 10 hits and three runs in six innings.
Always, a strong offense and lots of hits, runs, yadda yadda is a key to success in baseball. It’s a fine balance between what the pitcher can suppress and the offense can extend. May the Rockies have the appropriate balance tonight.
The streaks and history tell us that we can expect this to go great but ask any long time resident-this is an old story that has thus far ended the same.