From my office window (about 5 linear miles from Coors), the clouds are breaking up and the cement are dried up. Unless there’s a u-turn from Mother Nature we should be able to complete a traditional doubleheader today. The first game is at 1:10 MDT with the second game 30 minutes after the first game. Tickets for today’s game can be used for both games according to the team spokesman.
During Monday’s delayed start of the game, ROOT analysts had a good discussion about the Rockies offense. They are in the top three in batting average and OBP. Then they showed the actual runs score statistics and we were near the bottom of the league. Everybody, including the casual fans, can see that the offense are not working together as a team to manufacture runs. The analysts showed that we were dead last in drawing walks. Ryan Spilborghs delved deeper into the problem and talked about swings at balls inside or outside of the zone. He pointed out that the Rockies are swinging at balls out of the zone way above the league average. Fix that problem (stop expanding your own zone) and it’s easily fixable. Looking at you, CarGo. Yes sir, talking to you CarGo.
Of course on the other side of the ball, the pitchers are issuing walks and HBPs at unprecedented rates. If they didn’t issue a walk, normally it’s because they ran up a three-ball count and the hitters have easy time hammering the get-me-0ver pitches.
The Monday and Tuesday rain outs undoubtedly helped the bullpen tremendously and everybody return to their normal roles. Rockies even have another off-day tomorrow after today’s doubleheader. ROOT previously had no television scheduled for today, but they are showing both games live today, thank you. During the rainy days, it gave the RWOers a lot of time to sit back and talk all things Rockies. sdcarp has an excellent post going with excellent ideas tossed around. Hopefully somebody from the Rox brass will read our website.