Colorado Rockies Suddenly a Threat in NL West

By Andy Schmidt
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies would rank up there with one of the more unlikely winning teams in April. The Rockies were 10-4 heading into Thursday’s action and are on a five-game winning streak. They swept a doubleheader on Tuesday before snow hit again on Wednesday.

Colorado is crushing the baseball right now with the second-most runs scored in MLB this season with 82, and boasts a .286 team batting average. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .380 while Michael Cuddyer was hitting .367 through the first 14 games.

This is a very dangerous team in Colorado and they are starting to remind me as their power teams from the 1990s. This year’s team won’t likely get to that level of hitting home runs but right now, there are no teams safe against them.

The Rockies are in the midst of a ten-game homestand right now so they will be able to relax at home while trying to keep this winning streak going. There is a big series coming with the Atlanta Braves arriving in town on Monday night which could be a true indication of how good Colorado is in 2013.

If the pitching can hold up and the Rockies keep hitting like this, there is no reason why Colorado can’t be one of the surprises of the National League West in 2013. They just need Mother Nature to stop snowing on them.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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