The Rockies will take on the Astros tonight in the first of five at home. The team just played Houston, splitting the two-game series, and looks to make a statement at Coors they couldn’t make Minute Maid Park – that they didn’t forget what it was like to get hits with runners on the base paths.
To sum up a dismal road trip, you only have to look at the following sentence: Zero runs with bases loaded an no outs.
There were multiple times the Rockies enjoyed loading up the bases with three chances to bring someone home. Yet the consistency of missing out on such an opportunity was annoying, to say the least.
One of the players failing in their hitting duties, Charlie Blackmon, will have a chance at a refresher course after he was optioned to AAA to make room for Scahill in the pen. While Blackmon has been in 12 games since his call-up on the 12th, he has been floundering his way to a .240 | .269 | .360 line in 27 plate appearances. The hardest part is that he only has two RBI’s on six hits.
|3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF|
|4. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS|
|5. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF|
|6. Wilin Rosario (R) DH|
|7. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B|
|8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B|
|9. Tyler Chatwood (R) P|
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