The Rockies are looking for some redemption as the Dodgers come to Coors Field. The Rockies wrapped up the nine-game road trip with a 5-4 record, with three of those losses coming in Los Angeles. This continued the Dodgers’ 11-game winning streak against the Rockies. The Dodgers are poised to yet again win the division, leaving the Rockies to fight for a Wild Card spot. The Rockies have been more or less able to turn the 2019 season around, but the Dodgers are still a thorn in their sides. While it wouldn’t necessarily turn into a division win, getting the best of the Dodgers in a series could be a huge boon for the 2019 Rockies.
A common theme among Rockies’ fans has been missing DJ LeMahieu. It’s not anything against Ryan McMahon or anyone else who’s been working at second base, but LeMahieu was a constant who came out every night and got the job done in quiet but effective manner. In his first year as a Yankee, he’s putting up phenomenal numbers, much better than the combined work of the current Rockies second basemen. Giving up LeMahieu was a solid financial decision for the Rockies, but Colorado is missing him. It’s hard to say if he would have been as successful had he stayed in Denver, but we’re missing him as he’s doing so well in New York.
The 2019 All-Star player have been announced, and Rockies fans are not surprised to see Nolan Arenado as the starting third baseman. Trevor Story will be a backup, getting 29.3% of the votes. Charlie Blackmon received 12.6% of the votes for the outfield. Tune into the All-Star Game on July 9.
Ryan McMahon is trying to keep it simple after struggling in the San Francisco series, hitting 0-12. He wants to try not just to hit home runs, but to hit the ball at all. He’s done pretty well this season, hitting .248 with six home runs and 34 RBIs. He’s done well this season, and he just wants to focus on being consistent rather than trying to be a superstar.
On the Farm
Yonathan Daza continues to be a major offensive contributor for the Isotopes, getting two hits and drawing a walk. Pitcher Pat Dean gave up five runs in the five innings he threw, but the following pitchers managed to keep the Rainiers contained.
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