While both the Nuggets and Avalanche experienced untimely exits from the post-season, the Colorado Rockies and the Colorado Rapids seasons remain and while fans don’t expect the Rockies to be much of a National League contender, fans can at least find solace in knowing that the Rockies will at least be competitive at home.
So far, the Rockies have posted a 25-16 home record putting them among the top teams with winning home records. Unfortunately the Rockies have been dismal on the road winning a whopping 5 games, all while losing 27.
Several Rockies have stepped up this season like center fielder Yonathan Daza who is hitting .328 and 21 RBI’s, and Raimel Tapia who’s hitting .306 with 36 RBI’s. Additionally C.J. Cron has been great the past couple weeks chalking up his first Grand Slam of the season against the Milwaukee Brewers. Cron has 28 RBI’s and is hitting .271. Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story and Ryan McMahon have all combine for 110 RBI’s.
The Rockies just split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. Colorado beat the Brewers in games one and two but came up short in games three and four. This week the Rockies are on the road in Seattle to face the Mariners in a two-game series (results of game one with the Mariners had not been played at the time of this writing).
The Rockies head to Milwaukee at the end of the week to face the Brewers in a three-game series that kicks off on Friday at 2:10 p.m.
In other sports the Colorado Rapids are 7-2-1 for 2021 with their latest win over FC Dallas on May 29th. The Rapids returned to the field this past weekend after being off for nearly three weeks and beat FC Cincinnati 2-0. The Rapids are at home Wednesday to face the Sporting KC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 6:30 p.m. The Rapids will then be off for another several weeks before returning on the Fourth of July to host the Seattle Sounders at 7 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park will host the 24th annual 4thFest Celebration shortly after the game.
While OTA’s are over for the Broncos, a few things are clear. First is, Kendall Hinton may have earned a spot in an already crowded wide-receiving corps after impressing both his coaches and teammates including Jerry Jeudy who had this to say, “I ain’t see nobody stop him yet and I’m not just talking.”
While Denver’s offensive weapons are plentiful, it’s Denver’s defense that has NFL teams worried, especially with the acquisition of cornerback Pat Surtain II, and the return of Bradley Chubb, and Von Miller.
Several other players who have been recently added had great OTA’s and earned praise from coaches, like running back Mike Boone who will compliment Melvin Gordon in the backfield.
The quarterback competition was everything that was expected with both Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock jockeying for the top spot. No one stood out more than the other, however; Bridgewater was the more accurate of the two. As of now, there’s no word as to who will be under center come August.