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Rockies sliding into All-Star Week
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla

By Brandon Rivera

While it’s almost unbelievable how quickly the Colorado Rockies have fallen in the standings, some fans expected such a drop as the team performs like clockwork in the month of June when they have hot starts. The Colorado Rockies just two weeks ago were being praised for their dominant play and keeping pace among the league’s top teams; however, in just that same amount of time, they managed to lose 8 games in a row as of the time of this writing. Yes you read that right.

The Rockies began June, guns ablazing with no regard for any team in their path, but ended the month like they were on the last leg of an iron-man triathlon. Colorado has an opportunity to save face with seven home games before the All-Star break, hosting the Cincinnati Reds from July 3 through July 6, and the Chicago White Sox in a three-game series that begins July 7th and ends the day before the All-Start break week begins.

Despite Colorado’s slide and 8-game losing streak they are still above. 500 for the third month in a row, which is a first in franchises history. The Rockies are primed to acquire more talent while they still can in hopes of turning this slump around. Meanwhile the Rockies continue to get phenomenal play from 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado who has shown fans why he belongs in the All-Star game. The Rockies have been pushing for fans to vote and as of this writing Arenado was trailing Cubs 1st baseman Kris Bryant by 50,000 votes.

In other sports the NFL’s top players chosen by their peers was released and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was ranked 2nd among those 100 players. (New England QB Tom Brady ranked #1.) Miller who has been compared to many around the league for his athleticism broke from those comparisons with his current ranking proving that he is the best at his position without a doubt. The Colorado Rapids have lost two in a row and face both the Houston Dynamo on the July 1st, and the Seattle Sounders on July 4th at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The annual Fireworks display is scheduled to follow Tuesday’s game.





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