Rockies Turning a New Leaf

Zach Goodman

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Rockies Turning a New Leaf

With 20 wins and 20 losses the Rockies seem to be out to their usual lackluster start to the season, but this year things are different. A team that is known for their hitters leading the way is turning a new leaf this year. Their pitching staff has been fantastic to start the season, thus giving the team a chance to compete.

Three of their starters this year had either limited or no starts last year and they have been great. Tyler Chatwood has been their best. He had his first start in over a year, due to Tommy John surgery, when he faced the Arizona Diamondbacks going 6.1 innings and only giving up one run. He has had other very stellar performances early this year including the time he pitched 7.0 shutout innings against the World Series favorite, Chicago Cubs. He has the lowest road e.r.a. in the league at 0.33. He has proved to be a key player for this club.

The Rockies also potential in the future. With big pitching prospects Kyle Freeland and Jeff Hoffman on the brink of the big leagues the Rockies pitching staff can turn into one of the best in the game. Jon Gray has been performing well for the Rockies this year and has shown signs of a Cy Young award pitcher. He struck out 10 batters in his last outing.

Overall the Rockies are finally making the turnaround that the fans in Colorado have been desperately waiting for. With the best offense in the game, are the Rockies in position for some playoff runs in the next couple years?