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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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I used to do my Rockies chatting on a forum hosted by CBS Sports. Unfortunately, they took the community forum down, and since CBS's sports coverage is lousy, I have no reason to go to that site anymore. Unfortunately I don't have a dedicated Colorado Rockies forum now either, so I'm hoping there may be a few on CD who want to discuss the Rox.

Go Rockies!
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:28 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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I'll get things going here by discussing the current state of affairs with the Rockies.

As of today, the team is a surprising 11-4. The pitching has been pretty solid, and the offense has been among the best in the league in this young season. Now when it comes to the Rockies I am a very loyal fan, but experience has also made me a very skeptical fan. I am loving the solid play from the team, but in the back of my mind I am just waiting for the bottom to fall out.

I consider the pitching situation to be very delicate. The rotation is certainly not going to intimidate anyone. Although they have a few capable arms on the staff, there is nobody that is going to compete for the Cy Young award...EVER on this rotation. With that said, the Rockies just need a rotation that can consistently get them through the sixth inning with minimal damage and then let a pretty solid bullpen take over. Of course, the bullpen is certainly not without its flaws either.

Offensively the team is amazing. Through 15 games they have plated 93 runs, which averages over 6 per game. Dexter Fowler emerged last year as a potential long ball threat, Cuddyer is proving a lethal #5, Helton continues to contribute, adding 10 RBIs in 39 at bats. And of course you have the usual suspects of Tulo and Cargo doing what they do. This is a potent line up that is easily one of the top 5 in the league.

My take on the Rockies at this point is that they are going to be a fun team to watch simply because of their fire power, but I remain skeptical about their ability to finish the season above .500, much less playoff contention. But even though I am skeptical, I'll follow the team and continue to hope for the best.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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Not a Rockies fan, but I felt that they could be a surprise team this season going in based on the strength of that offense (.297, 1st; .366 OBP, 1st; .499 SLG, 1st; .865 OPS, 1st; and 2nd in runs and home runs). I don't know how far it can sustain them deep into the season, but it's certainly a nice start. Truthfully, I don't think anyone in that division is that scary this season, so why not? Go Rockies!
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Been a weird week for the Rockies....game snowed out on Monday ....owner shoveling snow off the field on Tuesday ... double header started two hours late on Tuesday with games played in frigid temps with Rockies winning both games...second game in tenth inning with a near empty park... snowed out again on Wednesday.... Rockies won on Thursday.... and about to win tonight....
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:35 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Well, the Rockies win a pitcher's duel tonight, proving that they are not a one trick pony. Jhoulys Chacin was brilliant, right up until he left the game with an injury in the 7th. I hope it's nothing serious. He had just reached 100 pitches, so I'm hoping the Rox pulled him out of precaution more than anything. Anyone who knows the details, please share.

Other than that, it was a good night as the Rox keep it going at home, improving to 7-0 at Coors Field, winning 7 straight, and getting the series against the Diamondbacks off to a good start. Ian Kennedy usually has some of his best games against the Rockies, and he was pretty solid tonight, despite the loss. I'm glad the Rockies managed a win against him.

Tomorrow's game pits Trevor Cahill vs Jorge De La Rosa. With 16 games in the books, the Rockies are roughly 10% through the schedule. It's still a long season ahead, and no team makes the playoffs in April. Still I am very pleased with the 12-4 start.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Well, the Rockies win a pitcher's duel tonight, proving that they are not a one trick pony. Jhoulys Chacin was brilliant, right up until he left the game with an injury in the 7th. I hope it's nothing serious. He had just reached 100 pitches, so I'm hoping the Rox pulled him out of precaution more than anything. Anyone who knows the details, please share.
Lower left back injury.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:45 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 22 days ago)
 
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Lower left back injury.
Hoping it's not serious. Hopefully a couple days of rest and he'll be able to make his next start against the Braves on the 24th. The Rox are going to need him when the Braves come to town.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Hoping it's not serious. Hopefully a couple days of rest and he'll be able to make his next start against the Braves on the 24th. The Rox are going to need him when the Braves come to town.
Yeah, I was thinking that hopefully at-worst he'd miss one start. He's been looking good so far.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: The 719
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...Rockies won on Thursday.... and about to win tonight....
Yeah, looks like they won 3-1 over Arizona tonight. At 12-4, only the Braves have a better record at 13-3.

Go Rockies!
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Rockies just beat AZ again, 4-3, but not before Betancourt almost gave it away, loading the bases with one out.

With Pittsburgh beating Atlanta today, the Rockies are tied with Atlanta for best record in baseball at 13-4.

Rockies have now won 8 in a row, league best right now, with Boston winning 7 in a row.
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