The Rockies aren’t entirely out of the Wild Card race yet, but things will have to change soon. It’s been a topic of much debate, who the Rockies will move at the deadline. They’ll probably end up being sellers, so who are they likely to trade? Patrick Saunders and Mark Kiszla speculate that closer Wade Davis could be on the table. He’s a heck of a pitcher who’s had a rotten time at Coors Field. The financial aspect gets a bit tough, but if the Rockies do plan on selling a pitcher, it could be the struggling Davis.
Ryan McMahon has been a busy man since the All Star break, hitting balls and hitting the screen. He did an ad with Foot Locker where he talked about art and baseball in a pretty impromptu commercial. He said he enjoyed the experience, able to relax into it without the pressure of too much time to overthink things. McMahon has done well for the Rockies this year, and it’s nice to see him get some bigger recognition for his talent.
Troy Tulowitzki played some fantastic baseball in his time. But during his time with the Rockies, he wasn’t the Tulo he could have been. He was injured for the majority of his time on the team, and seemed like he was just playing because it was his job, not because he enjoyed the sport. It can be argued that Tulowitzki got kind of robbed during his time as well. He wasn’t able to play with athletes at a similar skill level. When he left the Rockies, there was not a fond farewell, and it’s a shame all around, as the combo of Rockies and Tulowitzki could have been magic.
On the Farm
The Asheville Tourists defeated the Hickory Crawdads in Monday’s game, with first baseman Grant Levigne and second baseman Kyle Datres getting two hits. Datres was also responsible for a two-out RBI. Pitcher Frederis Parra kept the Crawdads quiet, allowing just one run on seven hits in 7.2 innings.
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