I have stated in the prediction thread that the rotation will be the biggest disappointment. The rotation is 0 for 2 in quality starts. That in turn has caused the bullpen to be used early and often. When the better guys were used last night, the lesser guys were used tonight. Arizona on the other hand, stuck with Shelby Miller for six innings despite giving up six runs in the fourth.
The only production the Rockies hitters have come via the long ball tonight. Trevor Story (solo), Hundley (3-run), and DJLM (2-run). They did have very few strikeouts but they have not been able to string together a bunch of hits outside the fourth inning. Arizona on the other hand, just kept pounding the balls virtually every inning.
A game like tonight is what the season will look like most of the year. High scoring games do not bode well for the Rockies. And the lack of quality starts by the rotation will be a problem on a daily basis.
Story launched his third homer and he was only the second major leaguer in history to hit three HRs in his first two games of his career. All three blasts have been no doubters. The next real test for him is when he hits a mini-slump – how will he respond to it?
My advice is for the RWOers to start following the AAA and AA teams and watch their pitching staff. They probably will be more fun to watch and hopefully Eddie Butler and Jeff Hoffman can make their way to Coors Field.