With two more series left in the 2014 season the Rockies said goodbye to Coors tonight with their final home game of 2014. They will leave in style, sweeping the snakes in the four game series and sticking it to the Dodgers to take that series as well. While it is nice to, “end strong to start next season strong” the other side of the coin could prove to be, “end strong so you don’t have to face the consequences of your season and have to face a tough decision because, well, you ended strong”.
Nobody in their right mind is going to point to a four game series sweep against the NL West’s worst team and say that this team is renewed and ready to compete. Even against Arizona, a team that the Rockies have had difficulty historically against, it was a fun way to end the season. Sadly, it isn’t the home stand the team needs to get better at. If this team could actually learn how to win on the road, then maybe the optimism could return.
Lets just hope this success isn’t a substitute for the change this team needs so much, especially in the bullpen. If nothing happens in the off-season to bolster up the big weaknesses on this club, one big “push” at the end will be a very minor blip in the flat-line of Monfort’s Rox.