Monday Off Topic
The Colorado Rockies get to play the Houston Astros this week while the rest of the National League West faces much tougher opponents.
A mixed bag on the Rockies farm, with a comeback win for the Sky Sox and a late inning loss for Asheville surrounding a powerful performance from the Modesto Nuts.
The series loss against the Giants, as well as a win today from Arizona, means that San Francisco and Colorado are now tied for second place in the NL West.
The Rockies look to achieve the impossible- or at least a rare feat- and win a series against the Giants at AT&T park. Accomplishing this could depend on the pitching performance of Jon Garland, who has been shaky in his last few starts.
Bunting, stealing, and running for extra bases might work for some teams, but for a squad that hammers the ball the way the 2013 Rockies do, is being aggressive really worth the risk?
Starter Eddie Butler struggled in the first inning, only to finish strong in his High-A debut. Recently promoted outfielder Max White has another solid game and Ryan Casteel homers.