The Colorado Rockies built up quite a head of steam heading into the series with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were struggling and had lost four of five as the Rockies had just come off of a long winning streak themselves. The air was frigidly cold and the Rockies hot streak couldn’t stand up to it. The Braves swept them in both games of the double header on Tuesday. What does that mean for the hot streaking Rockies?
Honestly that isn’t too big of a deal right now. The hot streak is stopped but they are still playing tough ball. The opening game of the double header was anybodies ballgame as it went back and forth until the latter innings. The second was a different story as the bats of the Braves really slammed the Rockies. All in all there isn’t a lot of damage done to the NL West leaders who still are nearly even with the San Francisco Giants for first.
What they will try to do now is go out and salvage one game of the series in the Wednesday game tomorrow. Even a sweep wouldn’t be too terrible as good as they have played of late. Some back and forth is to be expected and since a lot of good pitchers went in the opener today, the bullpen obviously wasn’t as available during the second game. It isn’t too bad when you look at all angles of it. They just need to keep listening to Walt Weiss and keep playing hard.