Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rock Solid State of the Rockies Recrap Special

Braves 7, Rockies 4 (boxscore)

Did I bother to go back and watch Monday night's game? Nah. I looked over the boxscore and saw a couple highlights and that was enough for me.

I saw Todd Helton lose Ty Wigginton's throw in the sun, leading to those two unearned runs. I saw Freddie Freeman hit another home run. I saw Craig Kimbrel mow them down in the ninth. Anything else worth mentioning? A baserunning error maybe? A passed ball? Lousy RISP?

Instead of going into further detail on this one, here's my quick overview of the Colorado Rockies in 2011.

If you thought they had it turned around after two games vs. Milwaukee, then you really weren't thinking. Hope is a nice thing to have, but this team hasn't given any reason for legitimate hope since they left Citi Field in New York with a four-game sweep. I don't know that they've had even one great week since then, let alone a sustained stretch of excellence.