The title of this, the 131st episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast, could really be applied to any episode ever based on the feedback we get from listeners, but this time, it’s in allusion to the fact that really nothing makes sense about the Rockies so far in 2018. They can’t hit, and up until the last week they couldn’t pitch, yet they head into the final leg of a three-series road trip with a 17-15 record. How...wha? Huh? Well, take it while you can get it because teams that win when things aren’t going perfectly are a heck of a lot of fun to watch when things start going better.
This week, we discuss a lot of topics but go deep on the decision to send Ryan McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque. Why was that the move? What else can the Rockies do to try to jumpstart their offense? And how on earth is Ian Desmond still struggling this badly?
Plus, the National League West is off the a strange start, as well. While nobody can seem to slow down the D-backs at the moment, the Dodgers have lost Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig, Corey Seager, and Hyun-Jin Ryu this year for extended stretches of time -- including losing Seager for the season due to Tommy John surgery. If the Rockies get start taking consistent steps forward offensively, can they distance themselves as the team to contend with Arizona?
It’s the 131st episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast! Melt it down and spread it on top of some taco’s!