The Colorado Rockies ended a 10-game road trip last week with seven wins and only three losses. While Colorado continues their hot streak and holds the second best record in baseball, critics are still reluctant to show any type of love for them despite solid play from first baseman Mark Reynolds, and Center-fielder Charlie Blackmon. Both are averaging over .310 and have been a key part of the Rockies success thus far.
The Rockies still have much to prove apparently in order to start gaining the respect they feel they deserve. Colorado will start a five-game road stretch in Seattle beginning this Wednesday. From Seattle the Rockies head to sunny San Diego to face the Padres in a three-game series to kick off the month of June. The Rockies return home to host three games with the Cleveland Indians before heading to Chicago to face the Cubs in a four-game series. The Rockies will wrap up their mid-June road trip in Pittsburgh to face the Pirates before returning home to host the San Francisco Giants in a four-game that begins on Thursday afternoon, June 15th.
While the Rockies have their own critics to appease, the Denver Broncos appear to be facing a similar battle with critics showing the Broncos going anywhere from 7 - 9 to 10 - 6 losing the division to the Oakland Raiders. With the toughest schedule in football Iím sure itís easy to say the Broncos cards are stacked against them but itís certainly way too early to predict how an entire season will turn out for the Broncos.
At this point the Broncos have no idea who will be under center or will be carrying the rock out of the backfield. One thing is for sure, the AFC West is by far the toughest division in football and this seasonís end results will be exciting to watch.
In other sports the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors on June 1st for game one of the Championship series. The Cavs defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday night last week in a dominating performance to send them on to the Championship series. This yearís Championship series could be a repeat of the 2016 series where the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in seven games.
The Memorial Day weekend is famous for the Indy 500. This yearís take all winner is Takuma Sato. Denver Post sports writer, Terry Frei, was fired for tweeting about the new Indy 500 winner ďmaking him uncomfortableĒ (about the win). Also, former PGA Champion, Tiger Woods was arrested over the weekend for an alleged DUI charge. Woods announced that prescription drugs were responsible for his inability to drive and maintain, and not alcohol.