While the Rockies have garnered little respect over their phenomenal start for the 2017 season, they appear to have hit a sizable speed bump, two to be exact. The Colorado Rockies had a chance to take a significant lead over both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the L.A. Dodgers with back-to-back series games. Unfortunately for the Rockies both the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers have been red-hot this year also, and it was just a matter of time before the Rockies would actually fall short in a series, fans just hoped it wouldn’t be two divisional opponents…back to back.
Last week the Rockies hosted the Diamondbacks at Coors Field and after winning game one of a three-game series, Colorado has now lost 5 in a row. After loosing the ensuing two games to the Diamondbacks, they traveled to L.A. to face the Dodgers who previously took a game lead in the National League West after Colorado’s two straight losses at home. Colorado now had an opportunity to regain their momentum in the division, but L.A. had other plans. After getting swept in their three-game series with the Dodgers, the Rockies fell to number 3 in the division, two games behind Arizona and four and a half games behind the L.A. Dodgers.
Although Colorado miffed on the opportunity to take a lead on their divisional foes, the Rockies are still in great position as they head toward the second half of the season. Despite being in one of the toughest divisions in baseball, Rockies fans should welcome the idea of a competitive and exciting division with plenty more divisional contests before season’s end.
The Rockies will head into a six-game road trip starting in San Francisco to face the Giants this week before traveling to Arizona with a chance to redeem themselves and an opportunity to move back into the top of the standings. The L.A. Dodgers have a much easier task against the L.A. Angels and the San Diego Padres in the upcoming week.
In other sports the Denver Nuggets have three new rookies to potentially add to their roster. The Nuggets picked shooting guard (SG) Donovan Mitchell of Louisville, Kentucky in the first round; small forward (SF) Vlatko Cancar, of Slovania in the third round and point guard (PG) Monte Morris of Iowa State in the third round.