Sweep Successful in Last Home Stand

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.

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Gary
Gary
6 years ago

Kudos to Bob in W.VA,and our fearless leader in Utah for getting published in the mainstream media in P.Saunders column in the Sunday DP!

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

I missed it!

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Found it. Also liked the article on the top ten bloopers for the season. I have to agree the 3-run wild pitch tops them all, but I believe the McHenry lob back to the mound to allow a steal of home and that stupid rundown against the Pirates should be tied for second place. Can’t really argue with anything in the list though, just a collection of lowlights in a low, low season.

Gary
Gary
6 years ago

Will Ynoa be next years J.Herrera? Sure like his offense compared to Culbertson’s south of the Mendosa line year.I guess we can’t say snake bit after the sweep and I would really like to finish fourth dammit!Could we possibly go 3 and 3 on the final trip? Bergman could be 5th starter type next year.Like his attitude and speed of delivering the baseball.He only had 67 pitches thru 52/3’s.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Nah. Rox will go 6-0 on the trip, reassuring management that all is well with the franchise and we simply need a reduced injury season to take it all. The 6-0 trip will also allow the hated Giants to take over first place next Sunday. On the trip, Rex Brothers will pitch 5 hitless innings, Culberson will go 11 for 13, Belisle and Morales will pitch lights-out ball aided by great pitch selection and defensive prowess displayed by Rosario, and… Read more »

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