The Surprising Colorado Rockies

On April 24, 2013, in Sporting News, by Buddy TB

Colorado RockiesMaybe playing baseball in the freezing cold is actually what the Colorado Rockies specialize in. It has been an unseasonably cold baseball season so far up in the mile high city of Denver. Thirty six degrees does not exactly describe perfect baseball weather. Fans at the games looked more like Packer fans bundled up for a mid-winter game in Green Bay.

No matter, the Rockies are winning and the fans are ecstatic. Even Dick Monfort, the owner of the Rockies, was out shoveling snow before the game last Tuesday against the Mets. His team is the winningest team in Major League Baseball at this time with 13 wins against only 5 loses. They won 8 in a row before falling to Arizona by one run.

Colorado star pitcher Jorge De La Rosa seems to have at last come back from his reconstructive surgery on his pitching elbow and has already had some strong outings. He was out of action for over a year but recently told reporters, “That’s in the past. I feel very good right now.” Good enough to beat the Diamondbacks yet again at Coor’s Field.

On the other hand, after an impressive outing against Arizona, Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin suffered a back injury and had to leave the game. He will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. Colorado fans hope that the big guy will be back on the mound soon for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies aren’t exactly what we would call a star studded team. Looking down the roster, we don’t see a lot of big name guys there. What we do see is a bunch of guys that have the knack of playing together as a team. Colorado is the only team in the majors without a loss at their home field.

Michael Cuddyer is the second highest paid player on the Rockies team after De La Rosa and he has already started earning that big money by connecting for 4 homers this season. Dexter Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki have also made significant offensive contributions for Colorado this year.

After a postponement of the first game due to inclement weather, the series against Arizona got under way with the thermometer reading 39 degrees. By the beginning of the second game, it had dropped to 36.

Rockies fans are hoping that the cold weather will hold and their team will continue to win at Coor’s Field.

 

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