It may not feel like it, but Colorado is 7-3 since the ASB after a four-game sweep of Atlanta behind great starting pitching and slugging. After the sweep, David Dahl was told to fly to Baltimore tomorrow. The Rockies are purchasing his contract and Brandon Barnes was seen hugging teammates saying good bye after the game. It appears that Barnes will be DFA’ed to make room for our latest upcoming star.
Now that’s a real outfield – Blackmon, Dahl, and CarGo from left to right. Ryan Raburn has been struggling at the plate other than the grand slam. Barnes had been sporadically used for defense in late games. So Dahl gets his shot to prove that he can hit and field.
I will continue to wear the Story jersey each game until he has a prolonged slump. I’m putting my purple glasses back on. Are you? Jon Gray is top-of-rotation pitcher. Tyler Anderson is (Agbayani’s words) Jeff Francis 2.0. Thunderstory (my new nickname for him cuz he’s in top two or three in the NL for XBHs) has grown up in a hurry. He’s already adjusted back to the pitchers. And now what’s the latest trick for the opposing pitchers? I’m not sure if there’s any. NoDo continues to rake and D.J. LeMahieu proved that he was not a one-year flash in the pan. There are more positive things to add here, but bottom line is the positives outnumber the negatives. The biggest negative is bullpen obviously.
RWOers, welcome back and we shall start being chatty around here. Of course, the last two weeks have come against patsies. I hope they will carry the momentum into Baltimore and New York. A 3-4 trip will be great and anything better is off the charts great.