The Rockies struggled yet again to put together any offense. The Rockies were dominated by pitcher Alex Young, who had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning. Sunday’s loss marks their sixth in a row, dropping them down below .500 into the All-Star break. The Rockies will have several players who are playing over the break, but hopefully everybody can prepare to make up some ground in the second half of the season.
The Rockies are contenders for the Wild Card spot this year, despite their six-game losing streak. Bud Black thinks that the Rockies will be in a position to buy at the trade deadline. It’ll be interesting to see how aggressive they’ll be. In the past, they haven’t been prepared to make many moves at the deadline, but we’ll see how they play it this year.
German Marquez has had a solid season pitching for the Rockies, but he’s hit a bit of a rough patch lately. He’s hoping to return home during the break and get some rest. He’s pitched 127 ⅓ innings, second in the National League. He’s determined to take this break and return to the second half ready to prove what he set out to do at the start of the year. Jon Gray also has been struggling. He’s always been hard on himself, and Bud Black was quick to step in and encourage the pitcher. There’s also a chance that Kyle Freeland will be making a return from Albuquerque. We’ll see how the pitching staff can be in the second half of the season.
On an upside for the Rockies, here’s some more Nolan Being Nolan:
On the Farm
The Isotopes played a double-header Sunday to make up for Saturday’s game. In the make-up game, the Isotopes strung together some good offense, with Yonathan Daza continuing to succeed with two hits and a run. Roberto Ramos also got three hits. In Sunday’s game, the offense lagged a bit, despite hits from Daza, Sam Hilliard, Brian Mundell, Todd Isaacs, and Peter Mooney.
Albuquerque Isotopes 6, Las Vegas Aviators 5 | MiLB.com Completion of July 6 Game
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