Now, as we enter the second half of the season, we can no longer use the excuse that it’s early in the year. As we get farther and farther in, it’s looking less likely that the Rockies will make a third playoff appearance. With the six-game losing streak heading into the break, the Rockies really need to kick it into gear to get things turned around. Pitchers Kyle Freeland and German Marquez were huge factors in the success of the 2018 season, but they haven’t really shown up in 2019. One thing the Rockies could try to do is obtain a pitcher at the trade deadline, but this isn’t a move Jeff Bridich and the Rockies are known for making. Thus, the Rockies need to look within the current roster to find a way to end the season strong.
The Rockies’ bullpen had an excellent start to the season, with the third-best ERA in the NL. After that bizarre 92-combined run series against the Padres, things slipped a bit, but they’re still doing pretty well. The numbers show a bit of a skewed message, as the downfall was mostly brought about by a few truly unfortunate performances. However, Wade Davis has definitely been having a rough year. The reliever got a huge deal with the Rockies but has been, for the most part, unable to live up to his hype. Overall, though, the bullpen has been delivered, so the Rockies shouldn’t worry about them, dealing with other woes instead.
On the Farm
Yonathan Daza unsurprisingly had another good night with the Isotopes. His three hits in the game contributed to his impressive .380 batting average. A handful of other players also got two hits in the offensive extravaganza, including Brian Mundell and Josh Fuentes.
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