The story of the Rockies season thus far can be broken down into three eight game segments, the first of which saw the Rockies start off okay at 4-4. Given the competition at the time our hopes, while not especially exuberant, were at least somewhat optimistic. Okay, so maybe they were especially exuberant and D-backs fans took exception to me calling their season drifting quickly beyond repair that early.
Karma was unkind to Rox Girl, however, as the Rockies season turned south quickly after that, thanks largely to a disastrous home and home against the Dodgers, and just one win in the next eight games had me happy for outside distractions to pry attention away from the debacle that was unfolding at 20th and Blake. The Nuggets have continued to provide cover while the Rockies have attempted to change their trajectory, and these last eight games have shown that to be the case somewhat, as yesterday's victory gave the Rockies a winning record for that third lap.
These next eight games (one more tonight against the Padres and then an eight game homestand against the Giants, Astros and reeling Fish) should represent the Rockies easiest competition of the season to date, and could be one of the easiest stretches they encounter all season. There's an opportunity for the Rockies to put themselves back into decent position heading into the next long road trip and three important games against the Dodgers later this month.
Alright, I've said enough. Two more things:
|2009 - Aaron Cook||1-1||7.11||1.82||13||12|
That needs to change.
#52 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres
Jun 02, 1983
Needs to get hit, hard.
05/05/09 8:05 PM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||San Diego Padres|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Brian Giles - RF|
|Seth Smith - LF||David Eckstein - 2B|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Scott Hairston - CF|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Adrian Gonzalez - 1B|
|Garrett Atkins - 3B||Jody Gerut - LF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Nick Hundley - C|
|Ian Stewart - 2B||Luis Rodriguez - SS|
|Aaron Cook - P||Josh Geer - P|