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Kicking off the back half of the season

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Rockies news and links for July 12, 2019

Rockies’ second half surge depends on Freeland (and others) saving season | Mile High Sports

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.

Colorado Rockies: The bullpen is nothing to worry about - yet | Rox Pile

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.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 9, El Paso Chihuahuas 8 | MiLB.com

Double-A: New Hampshire River Cats 13, Hartford Yard Goats 8 | MiLB.com

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 11, Stockton Ports 10 | MiLB.com

Low-A: Greenville Drive 6, Asheville Tourists 2 | MiLB.com

Short-Season A: Hillsboro Hops 3, Boise Hawks 1 | MiLB.com

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 8, Great Falls Voyagers 2 | MiLB.com

DSL 1: DSL Rockies 8, DSL Cardinals Blue 1 | MiLB.com

DSL 2: DSL Colorado 7, DSL Tigers2 4 | MiLB.com