Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Colorado Rockies have surprised their doubters

The Rockies are still better than we expected.
After just over a month of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the outlook is positive for the Colorado Rockies, who are currently standing at fifth place in the Power Rankings table.


Offense has been the name of the game for the Colorado Rockies in this year’s baseball season – the team had won five straight series before their recent skid, with some of the best offense going. After just over a month of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the outlook is positive for the Colorado Rockies, who are currently standing at fifth place in the Power Rankings table.

Seven places ahead of usually dependable favorites the New York Yankees, the Rockies look set to have an amazing season. Currently second in the National League West Division, the boys have proved that they’ll stop at nothing to get to those playoffs. The sportsbookreview.com future list showed the Rockies were 66-1 to win the World Series and 33-1 to win the National League.

Can a team win based on offense alone?

Quite simply, the answer to this is yes – the team have proved themselves to be far more than a one trick pony this season, largely thanks to the batting prowess of veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who, despite being known for his fielding skills, has led Major League Baseball this year with a .408 average.

Meanwhile, outfielder Charlie Blackmon is proving his worth in the batting stakes, hitting at a .359 clip, while new addition Justin Morneau is adjusting well with a very impressive .333 average.

Can the boys make history?

The Rockies’ performance has come as a surprise for some, having not made it to the playoffs for five years, with their most recent attempt to secure a place in the World Series blighted by the Philadelphia Phillies. Furthermore, the boys did not have a great start to the 2014 season, losing three out of four of Colorado’s first games, giving state fans reason to believe that their losing streak would indeed carry on.

However, things have now turned around for the boys, who’ve proved they’ll battle more than just a few baseballs in order to make it to those playoffs. After shrugging off a virus which affected most of the team, the Rockies went on to defeat the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday.

With a strong team and the motivation to not make a repeat of 2009, the Colorado Rockies are making a sterling effort to get themselves into the playoffs for 2014 

1 comment:

  1. Morneau was awful at the plate yesterday. He was swinging at a lot of pitches out of the strike zone, usually inside pitches at his hands that he either fouled off or hit for groundball outs. He was 0 – 4. He was very undisciplined at the plate yesterday. Perhaps the young Arenado could teach him at-bat discipline.

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