I know what you are thinking. As soon as you read the headline most of you thought about that old famous line, “Pitching wins championships.” Or maybe it was, “Good pitching beats good hitting any day.” Maybe I just made both of those up but I’m sure you have heard something like it. Well, I do not usually disagree with such things but the Colorado Rockies might very well be the exception to those rules this 2013 Major League Baseball season.
Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies had a tough one to get through. Their starter didn’t even make it through the fifth inning and had no problem giving up runs. Lucky for the Rockies they have Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, Michael Cuddyer and Dexter Fowler. Yes they are a little shorthanded without Todd Helton at first base but my goodness when these guys are on; they are enough for any team to win.
They showed what they can do offensively and Fowler added a little three-run homer robbing defense for good measure. Though this team has hit their struggles here and there; the mark of a great team is that those struggles don’t last forever. Walt Weiss is doing a fine job managing and these guys have talent out of this world on offense.
Lastly, just because someone out there may be thinking this, their great offense has nothing to do with playing in Colorado. They are a powerful bunch no matter if they play in Los Angeles, Denver or the moon. It is that offense that will take them wherever they go this season.