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Midseason checkpoint: How are the Rockies doing?

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Rockies news and links for July 2, 2019

MHS Roundtable: Assessing the Rockies as All-Star break approaches | Mile High Sports

As the Rockies near the halfway point through the season, we can take a moment to think about how the year has gone so far. After a tough start, the Rockies have turned on the offense but recently have had some trouble with the bullpen. The writers at Mile High Sports have addressed some mid-season questions. First is who the MVP has been thus far. Charlie Blackmon is a top contender, with Nolan Arenado frequently coming up. The next question is whether or not the Rockies can get a Wild Card spot. Overall, the answer is that they have the potential. However, they’ve got some real work to do to get to the point where they can accomplish this. Finally, they discuss how to have a successful second half of the season. The overwhelming consensus is that pitching has to improve. The bullpen and rotation need to be far more consistent in order to have any real chance.

Rockies’ Nolan Arenado on Tyler Skaggs’ death: “I knew Tyler well...I loved playing with him.” | Denver Post ($)

Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels, died on Monday at the age of 27. This saddened many in the baseball world. Nolan Arenado is among these, who played with Skaggs when they were teenagers in California. Skaggs’ mother even has been credited with helping Arenado develop as a player. It’s unclear the cause of the young man’s death, but our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

On the Farm

The Isotopes were able to string together some solid offense in Monday’s game against Sacramento. Pitcher Rico Garcia struggled a bit, giving up a grand slam early on.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes , Sacramento River Cats | MiLB.com

Double-A: Bowie Baysox 7, Hartford Yard Goats 3 | MiLB.com

High-A: Inland Empire 66ers , Lancaster JetHawks | MiLB.com

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 9, Lexington Legends 8 | MiLB.com

Short-Season A: Everett Aquasox 6, Boise Hawks 2 | MiLB.com

DSL 1: DSL Cardinals Blue 5, DSL Rockies 4 | MiLB.com

DSL 2: DSL Tigers2 10, DSL Colorado 4 | MiLB.com