MLB Post All-Star Break Review: Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies are trying to fend off the San Diego Padre’s and San Francisco Giants to keep themselves out of the basement of the NL West. Colorado is currently 55-64 and sit middle of the division and are 13 games behind the leading LA Dodgers since the All-Star break.
The Rockies don’t seem to have any huge name pitcher but they do have a few solid contributors including Jorge De La Rosa who is 11-6 with a 3.16 ERA over 135.1 innings this season. Jhoulys Chacin is also having a solid season with a 10-6 record sporting a 3.30 ERA over 142 innings, and has allowed only 4 home runs all year. Tyler Chatwood has also been productive with a 7-4 record and a 3.15 ERA.
The bullpen is decent with just two save opportunities blown all season with Rex Brothers going 10 for 11 in save opportunities with a low 1.49 ERA. Rafael Betancourt has the other blown save going 15 of 16 on save opportunities and has a 3.16 ERA record to show for it.
Colorado has some very solid hitters on it’s team with right fielder Michael Cuddyer leading the Rockies in average hitting .328 on the year with 17 home runs, 66 RBI’s, and also has 37 walks to his credit. Left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (recently placed on 15 day DL) is leading the team in home runs with 26, has a .302 average, 70 RBI’s, and leads the team with 21 stolen bases. Showing the depth of their line-up is another over three hundred hitter with short stop Troy Tulowitzki who is batting .307 wit 20 home runs, 62 RBI’s, and 35 walks.
The Colorado Rockies have a really good line-up and some capable pitching , but it maybe too late in the season for a rally needed to come back from so many games behind. A bad slide post All-Star break and Carlos Gonzalez recently being placed on the 15 day DL list certainly did not help them in trying to play catch up in the division. They are still 11.5 games behind getting a wild card spot so they will need to catch fire and play some good baseball to have an unlikely chance to make the post-season.
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