The Coors Field Syndrome officially bit the Rockies when they left Denver Thursday night. The offense has been totally non-existent except for a six-run outburst in one inning yesterday. Chuck_Nazty has started virtually every road game with a K since the beginning of June. As I type this article, the Rockies already went down 1-2-3 in the first inning.
The starting pitchers have continued to do well (Chatty’s injury doesn’t count). But the bullpen has been in shambles, especially on the soft side of the bullpen. Non-contributors include Justin Miller, Germen Gonzalez, and Eddie Butler. Since Chatty went on the DL today, the bullpen just got worse when Colorado recalled Gopherg. I think his role is to be a mop up filler until he hits the waiver wire.
Tyler Anderson goes today against Tom Koehler. At press time, Anderson went 1-2-3 in the first inning. Brandon Barnes is in left field today and that was a good thing. He ran down a fly ball in the warning track that I doubt Ryan Raburn would have ran down against the lead-off hitter.