Since last Tuesday the Colorado Rockies are 5-0, beating the Chicago Cubs two games to one in a three-game series and sweeping the New York Mets in a three games series. Despite Colorado’s recent success mostly due to a solid pitching corps, the Rockies offense still isn’t clicking. While the offense isn’t terribly bad, the lack of production from key hitters is causing concern.
The Rockies are 3.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West with 35 games under their belt (20 wins and 15 losses). The division leading Diamondbacks have 34 games with 23 wins and 11 losses. While the Rockies look to unseat the division leaders they still have the San Francisco Giants to worry about, who are only a game behind the Rox.
Colorado and San Francisco have yet to meet this regular season but are scheduled to play next Thursday in San Francisco in a four-game series. Until then Colorado will face the L.A. Angels (this week, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:40 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.), the Milwaukee Brewers (Thursday- Saturday), before heading to San Diego to face the Padres (Monday and Tuesday).
The Colorado Rapids are reeling after three straight losses, most recently by the conference-leading Sporting KC on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City. The Rapids get back to work this week to prepare and host the New York Red Bulls this Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park at 7 p.m.
The following week the Rapids will face the New York FC who were dominated by the Red Bulls this past weekend in New York. The last time the Rapids and Red Bulls met up was in March of 2017 where Colorado lost 1-0. Although the two clubs rarely meet Colorado is hoping that last year’s loss will fuel an opportunity to break their current three-game slide.
In other news former Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson signed with the Carolina Panthers to a one-year deal on Monday. Denver will now rely solely on a series of young backs, Devonte Booker, De’Angelo Henderson, and this years draft pick Royce Freeman to fill the void. Some are expecting rookie Royce Freeman and Devonte Booker to be Denver’s one and two punch, but training camp should make for a pretty interesting bit of competition.