It’s been a long time since the Rockies have had as good a stretch as they’ve been having the last couple of games. They also had some wins in low-scoring games, something the Rockies haven’t had much luck with this season. A lot of help came from solid outings from Tim Melville and Antonio Senzatela, who only allowed two runs across 12 innings. They also got some come-from-behind wins, which was surprising. This came mostly from outstanding offensive production from Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado. Between the two of them, they got six home runs and 16 RBIs in the last nine games. Story not only wowed at the plate, but he showed his defensive skills as well, making some truly phenomenal plays. It’s refreshing to see some high points in such a rough season for the Rockies.
The Rockies are heading out on a rough road trip to finish off the season. They’ll face the Dodgers to start before heading to San Francisco. The series against Los Angeles will be an interesting pitching battle, with the Rockies potentially facing Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-jin Ryu, and Walker Buehler. This is a tough lineup to face, but Nolan Arenado for one looks forward to this kind of challenge. It’s also a good opportunity for the young players to face a division rival and work on some development. The last little bit of this season will be about seeing how those young players can perform.
Trevor Story keeps driving home the point that he is a star for the Rockies. His hitting has been top notch this season, but he’s also convincingly showing that he deserves the Golden Glove. With several jaw-dropping plays made lately, proving his range and athleticism on the field. This isn’t by accident; he practices his fielding skills consistently. His dedication, skill, and star power are certainly good indicators that he is deserving of the Gold Glove Award.
Sam Hilliard and Ryan Rolison were named the Rockies’ MLB Pipeline Prospects of the Year, both well-deserved. Hilliard swung his way into a Major League start this year, hitting .262 in Albuquerque with 35 home runs and 101 RBIs. Rolison quickly threw his way from Class A to Class A Advanced. Both players worked hard this year, and we look forward to seeing what they do in the future.