After a three-game series against the New York Yankees in which the Colorado Rockies only scored five combined runs, is it fair to grow a little concerned with Colorado’s sudden dip in offensive production?
Even with this ice-cold stretch, the Rockies still rank top-five at bats and runs-scored-per-game, and remain second best in MLB in hits-per-game. Better yet, Troy Tulowitzki returned to the lineup for the rubber match. While his ability to notch Colorado’s only hit in Thursday’s loss against C.C. Sabathia and the Yanks looks bad for the team in a way, it also shows how much of an addition Tulowitki gives this usually-potent offense.
“We’re starting to believe that we’re a good team,” Tulowitzki said, via MLB.com. “No one said this thing was going to be easy. There’s going to be a few bumps in the road. It’s going to take all the way to the end if we’re going to be successful.”
While Colorado has the thin-air on its side when talking offensive numbers, this week has presented a whole host of other issues that hamper the team’s batting numbers, including a rain delay in Game 3. The Rockies also managed a couple more hits on the board after Sabathia departed, but unfortunately little came of it.
“With runners in scoring position, we didn’t swing the bat as well as we’d like,” Helton said. “It’s a tough day. The weather’s been an issue. You can make plenty of excuses. Sitting around all day. But the bottom line is they’re all excuses, and we didn’t get the job done.”
If Tulowitzki continues to bat near .400, it should go a long way in helping the Rockies out of their recent offensive rut.