Another day, another loss for the Colorado Rockies. The past few weeks of the schedule have exposed a flaw in the team. Unfortunately for all Rockies fans, it is a deadly flaw. It goes beyond the fundamentals of pitching, fielding and batting, but is just as simple. The Colorado Rockies simply can't beat the NL West.
All but two series the club has played this season has been against intradivision foes. They're 4-2 outside the division, 7-10 inside of it. Whichever way you slice it, that's not good when you play about half your games inside the division.
11 of those games have been out on the West Coast and down in Arizona, but Coors Field hasn't been all too kind to the Rox, either. They're three up and three down at home in the division and 4-7 away from the friendly confines.
The pitching staff has given up tallies of seven runs three times, nine runs, 12 runs and 14 runs twice against the West. At the same time, the most runs they've scored in any game against the same opponents is six. The mighty defense hasn't even been all that steady as they put up an almost unimaginable three errors in Friday night's game in San Diego. When it comes to playing the Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants and Padres, the whole team is having a hard time figuring things out.Read more... Join the Conversation...