The Colorado Rockies have climbed out of the NL West basement and ridden an 8-2 record in their last 10 toward .500.
Things looked grim for the Colorado Rockies to begin the 2019 season. They lurched to a 3-12 record after winning two in Miami to open the season.
A combination of woes had the Rockies in bad shape and had people questioning the Rox commitment. With a winning streak starting on the road and continuing through a home-stand, the Rockies look to have righted the ship, so-to-speak.
Masterful pitching from German Marquez and Jon Gray, great hitting up and down the roster (Ian Desmond is all the way up to .177!) have Colorado looking like many of us thought they’d look for the 2019 season.
Nolan Arenado continues to rack up highlights, turning a spectacular double-play against the Washington Nationals that also showed us Mark Reynolds flexibility and belting his 1,000th career hit, a home-run in Monday’s game against the Nationals.
For Rockies fans that expected Colorado to compete for the NL pennant this season, it’s been a welcome sight, the Rox stars are playing like stars and lesser-known players are rising up. Look no further than Raimel Tapia‘s incredible inside-the-park home run on the same evening Nolan got his 1,000th.
Colorado hits the road for a weekend set with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Colorado manager Bud Black will start Antonio Senzatela who was strong in his last start but surrendered one ill-advised three-run double to take the loss.
The Rockies newfound hitting prowess will be tested by Atlanta starter Max Fried, owner of some gaudy numbers (3-0, 1.38 ERA, 18k). The Braves bring a 12-11 record home to face the Rockies.
With the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche on playoff runs and the NFL Draft upon us, the Rockies are currently flying under-the-radar which is good for them, considering the struggles they’ve had to start the season.
Hopefully by the time we’re paying attention, the Rockies will be at the place we expected all along.