Last night, the Rockies started off the second half with some fireworks winning 11-2. JDLR made yet another quality start going six-plus innings to pick up his 99th career victory. Atlanta played like the “Bad News Bears” similar to how Colorado looked a couple of years ago. Remember the runner scoring from first on a WP??? Colorado must not relax at all because the Braves had gone 13-12 over the last 25 games prior to last night’s game.
The hot stove conversations had started to heat up during the ASB. It still has not helped answer the question if the Rockies are sellers or buyers. The front office thinks we are a hot streak away from getting back in contention for relevant play in September. The Rox may have the pieces but they cannot put it together all at once. Hitting gets hot, then pitching is non-existent and vice versa. The Rockies are 0-42 when trailing after seven innings. As Purple Row pointed out, all teams in aggregate have a .100 record when trailing after seven. But on the other side of the coin, Atlanta has already won four games when trailing after seven this year alone. From Colorado’s perspective, much of the blame can be pinned on the bullpen’s failure to keep the game close in late innings.
Chettis takes the ball today against Mike Foltynewicz (3.67 ERA and 1.22 WHIP). The fans who wear purple may not feel good about tonight’s game; Colorado seems to disappear offensively the next few days after scoring a lot of runs (scored 11 runs last night).
The front office should be ready on a moment’s notice to pull the trigger when there is an offer they can’t refuse. David Dahl and Jeff Hoffman are ready to come to The Show. We have Miguel Castro and Sam Moll in ABQ as well if we give up a relief pitcher in a trade.