Troy Tulowitzki is currently riding a six-game hit streak, and he has hit .404 over his last 12 games. With Tulo getting hot, the Rockies have been getting hot, winning nine of their last 14 games.
Not only has Tulo been heating up, but Carlos Gonzalez has hit .326 since May 22, and he hit a three-run homer in yesterday's game. It's always been said that when these two are healthy and in the lineup, the Rockies can win.
Thomas Harding spoke with Tulo about playoff possibilities and Tulo had some encouraging words:
"It would be real nice to really get into the race. We've cut down already on how far back we are in the division, so hopefully we can continue to make that number lower and make this thing interesting."
At home, The Rockies rank second in the NL in batting average at .298 and third in runs at 132. These numbers, unfortunately, do not match up with the Rockies home record, which is currently 11-16. Patrick Saunders digs into some more interesting stats, noting the Rockies have hit 59 home runs, but only 25 of those at home. They also are possibly the slowest Rockies team in history, as they have a stolen base rate of only 57.1 percent. A solution to that, however, is to just stop running so damn much. The biggest struggle in the Rockies' home games is the pitching, where they have an ERA of 5.63.
The Rockies are currently on pace to win just 31 games at Coors, and that's something that will need to change drastically if they want to have any shot at contention, as they play 12 of their next 18 at home.
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During the second inning Friday night, Brett Lawrie broke his bat on a grounder that sent half of his bat into the stands, which made contact with a fan. The fan was taken out on a stretcher, and according to spectators it was a disturbing scene. I will not go into detail, but you can click the link to read more. The good news is the fan is recovering. It will be interesting to see what steps MLB takes to prevent things like this from happening in the future.
The MLB draft is tomorrow, and Jake Shapiro took a look at the Colorado Rockies third overall pick candidates. Shapiro believes the Rockies should jump at any chance they get to grab either Brendan Rodgers or Dansby Swanson, but prefers Rodgers because of a higher upside.
The Rockies have four of the first 44 picks in the upcoming MLB draft, and the spotlight will be on Jeff Bridich to see what players the Rockies choose. Bobby DeMuro points out that Drafts take a few years to grade out, so you can't necessarily call for Bridich's head immediately if he doesn't pick the player you wanted. It will be interesting to see if Bridich takes the "best player available" approach, or if he focuses primarily on a particular position, or pitching.