– Brandon Whalen
Admittedly, we have been light on baseball posts so far this season. The Rockies never stop making quality commercials, but through a lot of the season so far, they haven’t been playing a lot of quality baseball.
I’m not really a “fire the coach” kind of guy. You will not find me pointing out the coaches missteps after a bad season, but I will admit that a firing can give the team a boost in the short term. It gives the team a sense of urgency, and with the Rockies it seems to have worked.
They don’t look as flat-footed, the bats have picked up, and the pitching is more confident. The team lost some close and painful games in Houston last week, but they were playing better baseball. This week we have looked STELLAR against St. Louis.
One of the biggest things the team needs is for our “star” player Troy Tulowitzki to quit being such a softie and just play ball. Tracy is going to let him sit in the 6-spot and work through his rut, and the strategy is showing signs of success. Tulo was able to get 2 hits yesterday with runners in scoring position. (Update: As I am listening to the game now, Tulo has his a homer).
The team also getting support from our role guys. Ian Stewart has hit 4 homers and driven in 12 runs in the last week. The more hot bats the better.
The Rockies have a big hill to climb, but if they can keep playing the way they have in the last week it will certainly be interesting to watch.