One thing that has been a mainstay of the Colorado Rockies stay at the top of the National League West has been their offense. Time and again they have proven to have a strong offense both on the road and at home. Their pitching has been decent at times but they only just recently got their first shutout of the season so it isn’t the main reason for their success. The offense matters for the Rockies and it matters a lot.
Take as an example the recent series with the New York Yankees. They shut them down enough to beat them in the first game and only allowed a few runs in each of the following games. In those the offense did nothing however and they lost two straight and the series. Now they are playing the NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals who are quietly putting together a heck of a season so far. The Rockies will need that offense to win these games.
The hurtful part of all of this is the incredible surge of the San Diego Padres. The Padres could very well be in first place within a week of the Rockies and the San Francisco Giants struggle. There is only one way for the Rockies to put the brakes on that for sure. Get the offense moving once again. They have the talent. Walt Weiss is the right manager for the job as he knows how to talk to this team even though it is his first year. They better work out it fast though. A struggling offense won’t get any favors from the Cardinals.