Quick Hits: LeMahieu 2nd to None & More

DJ LeMahieu

DJ LeMahieu gets lost in the publicity shuffle of the likes of Charlie Blackmon, who hits ahead of him in the lineup, and Nolan Arenado, who hits behind him. LeMahieu, however, has established himself among the elite second baseman in the history of the game. LeMahieu has joined four Hal of Famers as the fifth second baseman to have 170 hits and an average of .300 or better in three consecutive seasons, according to Stats, Inc. Continue reading “Quick Hits: LeMahieu 2nd to None & More”

Rockies Challenge Themselves

Charlie Blackmon gets it. The Rockies are in a funk. With a 3-0 loss at San Diego on Thursday night they haven’t merely lost four in a row. They have been shutout in back-to-back games. They have gone 19 innings without scoring a run. And the Brewers, a game back, and Cardinals, 1 1/2 games back, are creeping closer to the Rockies in the bid for the second NL Wild-Card slot. Instead of looking over their shoulder, though, the Rockies have to be focused on themselves. If they win no team can catch them. Continue reading “Rockies Challenge Themselves”

Work In Progress — Skip This Item

Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon gets it. The Rockies are in a funk. With a 3-0 loss at San Diego on Thursday night they haven’t merely lost four in a row. They have been shutout in back-to-back games. They have gone 19 innings without scoring a run. And the Brewers, a game back, and Cardinals, 1 1/2 games back, are creeping closer to the Rockies in the bid for the second NL Wild-Card slot. Instead of looking over their shoulder, though, the Rockies have to be focused on themselves. If they win no team can catch them. Continue reading “Work In Progress — Skip This Item”

Magic Numbers: Rockies Watch Wild-Card Tighten Up

Don’t look now. Those aren’t just the Milwaukee Brewers coming up behind the Rockies in the battle for the second NL Wild-Card spot. The Cardinals are back in the midle of thinks thanks to a three-game winning streak at the same time the Rockies have lost four in a row, being shutout in the last two games. Their lead over the Brewers is one game and two games over the Cardinals. Continue reading “Magic Numbers: Rockies Watch Wild-Card Tighten Up”