Rockies are looking toward October with a refurbished pitching rotation. So who’s in? | The Denver Post
The Rockies original plan for their rotation coming into the 2017 season was to only have one rookie in the rotation. Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, Chad Bettis and Tyler Chatwood were supposed to be the anchors and one of the Rockies four talented rookie pitchers would fill out the rotation. Things didn't go to plan, however, and the Rockies broke camp with two rookies in the rotation. That quickly grew to three and eventually all four rookies were in the rotation at the same time.
The rookies did their job and helped carry the Rockies into contention. Now all the veterans are back and maybe just in time. German Marquez is the only rookie remaining in the rotation and the rest have slotted into the bullpen for now. When the 25 roster restrictions return with the playoffs and no longer a need for a five-man rotation it will be interesting to see who stay in the rotation and which pitcher may not even make the playoff roster.
David Schoenfield handicaps the end of the season by letting us know what to watch for. For once, the Rockies are included in all the intrigue!
With the Brewers continuing to stay hot, the Colorado Rockies six game road trip is going to play an important role in the NL Wild Card race. While the Rockies are playing the weakest teams in the NL West, road trips to the West Coast can always throw a wrench in the Rockies season. Hopefully the team takes care of business and the Brewers will finally fall out of the race.
Thomas Harding uses his inside knowledge and experience to answer the questions that Rockies fans are asking right now.
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