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.
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
High-A: Inland Empire 66ers , Lancaster JetHawks | MiLB.com
Short-Season A: Everett Aquasox 6, Boise Hawks 2 | MiLB.com