Colorado Rockies Should Be Worried After 3-9 Start
The Colorado Rockies are off on the wrong foot to begin the 2019 season and should be horrified. They fell to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night, 7-1, as starter German Marquez gave up five runs in five innings of work.
Marquez came into last night’s game with a .69 ERA after only allowing one run in 13 innings and he clearly looked like Colorado’s ace to begin the year with other starters struggling.
Jon Gray (5.68 ERA), Tim Anderson (11.00) and Kyle Freeland (5.40) have found difficulties throughout the first few weeks and if they can’t get it together fast then expect the Rockies to be out of the wild card race early this season.
It’s one thing to have a few starters having a tough time limiting runs, but for the entire rotation to be a huge deterrent day in and day out, it puts a big burden on the offense.
The Colorado Rockies have to get more production from the lineup as well. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon still have zero home runs and Trevor Story is hitting .209. David Dahl has an average of .343 plus a dozen hits and a pair of homers to lead the team’s offense.
It doesn’t appear as if Colorado will be big spenders on free agents as they didn’t do much this past offseason.
They’re hoping young talent from the farm can blossom into a title contender, but sometimes you have to break the bank. With Dallas Kuechel still available it would be wise to try and sign him to a weak rotation.
On the other hand, the Rockies could pull off a trade with Cleveland or Toronto for a starter. It may require a bat, but it’s important to have balance.
Currently, the Rockies are in last place in the NL West and are in need of some assistance and it’s been that way for many years. Sure they have a good bullpen, but unless a big change occurs, then Colorado is stuck and have no way of getting out of mediocrity.