The Rockies lost 9-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night, and it felt especially gross. Some bad pitching, missed opportunities on offense, and some especially bad defense. Even with chances late, for at least this game they looked outclassed by their division and 2017 wild card rival.
Kevin Henry lays out the case for hitting the panic button with just a month left. Such as the rhythm of baseball seasons go, hopefully we’re just a little five-game winning streak away from feeling better, but I can’t say I blame anyone for panicking at this point.
As the Rockies ramp up for a September run toward the playoffs, the pressure echoes through Colorado | Denver Post
If the guys on the actual team are panicking, they’re not showing it yet, at least not in their comments about meaningful September baseball. Nick Groke caught up with the Rockies about their memories of Rocktober and their excitement for this month. Hopefully the level of play on the field catches up with the excitement soon.
Drew Creasman also talked to the Rockies about this month and what it will look like if to win enough and make the playoffs. Friday night’s game ended up serving as a pretty good example of his point: rookies and veteran players had their chances to come through, and the missed opportunities and sloppy play were spread up and down the roster.
The Dodgers showed some rare cracks by getting swept by the Diamondbacks this past week. Their answer? Have Kershaw come back and dominate like the once-in-a-generation talent he is. How cool for them.
The Brewers, once looking like they were fading out of the race, are surging and are now just 1.5 games back of the Rockies for the second wild card spot. Friday wasn’t super fun, is what I guess I’m saying.