Just last week the Colorado Rockies ranked second to last place, just ahead of the San Francisco Giants. In a matter of a week the Rockies climbed from the basement of the National League West, to second place after winning 7 straight games.
The Colorado Rockies begin their winning streak on Monday last week when they hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of a four-game series. The Diamondbacks were in second place in the division, ahead of the San Diego Padres and behind the division-leading L.A. Dodgers. The Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 in game one, 6-2 in game 2, 5-4 in game 3 and 11-10 in game four.
The Rockies sweep of the Diamondbacks gave them just enough momentum to leapfrog the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Second place is only separated by a game a half with the Padres and two games with the Diamondbacks.
But Colorado’s sweep of their division foes wasn’t the only sweep Rockies fans got to witness, because the Rockies were rolling to number two, with a three game home stand against the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Colorado beat the Blue Jays 13-6 in game one, 4-2 in game two and 5-1 in game three completing their second straight sweep to close out the week.
The Colorado Rockies head to Chicago this week to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field for a three-game series. The Cubs are in second place in the National League Central, a game and a half out from the Milwaukee Brewers. Chicago is coming off three straight losses to the St. Louis Cardinals in a three-game series. The Cubs did however, beat the L.A. Angels on Monday afternoon, 8-1 in a single-makeup-game.
In recent days former Colorado Rockie Carlos Gonzales signed a deal with the Chicago Cubs to add more depth to their roster. After the 2018 season the Rockies parted ways with Gonzales who signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians sending him to play just six games with the Columbus Clippers before being called up by the Indians.
In other sports the Colorado Rapids seem to be righting the ship as they chalk up their second win of the season after beating the FC Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids started off horribly in 2019 with a 0-8-2 record, a record that fans knew their team was far better than. Then, the change. On May 1, the Colorado Rapids fired Anthony Hudson and promoted Conor Casey as interim head coach. The result, two wins and a tie in Colorado’s last three games, two of which were on the road.
So the question remains, are the Rapids finally turning things around? Only time will tell, but with the new interim head coach Casey at the helm, the Rapids appear to be responding well to the change.
The Colorado Rapids are at home this Saturday to face the Minnesota United at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. While Colorado still remains in last place there’s still plenty of time to climb out of the hole they created under coach Hudson.