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What Went Wrong?

Posted on: July 29, 2010 10:07 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2010 10:16 pm
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What went wrong? The Colorado Rockies were considered top dogs in the National League to win win the NL pennant, Rockies fans, including me, were going crazy and couldn't wait for the 2010 MLB season to start. What are they doing wrong? As a fan i'm very confused and after thinking about it many times still don't know the answer.



With the emergences of Carlos Gonzalez and Ubaldo Jimenez this season the Rockies should still be top contenders, the problem is they're not. Colorado finally ended a season long and longest since 2008 losing streak today (8 games) against the Pirates. Of course some losses came off walkoff hits and so fourth, but an eight game losing streak should never happen to a team with as much talent as the Rockies.



Troy Tulowitzki is one of the top, if not the top Shortstop in the MLB. Carlos Gonzalez has emerged as a top young outfielder in the MLB, and is a threat for a 30-30 season for years to come. Ubaldo Jimenez has been fantastic in 2010, Jimenez is on pace to beat the franchise record for wins in a season (17) and is a candidate for NL CY-YOUNG.



Colorado's not so big names have also been playing like stars. Miguel Olivo, the starting catcher for the Rockies is hitting around .300 with 12 homeruns and 44 RBI's. Jonathan Herrera stepped in at second base and hit .300 for the most part of his starting tenure, and moved Clint Barmes to Shortstop during Tulowitzki's broken writst injury. Which landed Tulo on the 15 day DL. Every Rockies player has played their hearts out and you can tell by watching, but it doesn't show in the wins column.



Colorado is two games above .500 (52-50) and is almost seemingly out of the NL wildcard race. The talent level of the Rockies is unreal, and it is crazy to see the playoff race and see them not even close to making the playoffs. Rockies fans, coaches, and manager are all scratching their heads, and are thinking the same thing: "What Went Wrong?" 

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Comments

Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2010 10:50 am
 

What Went Wrong?

That was awesome wasn't it Cyclone. The walkoff homerun to complete the cycle. I'm so glad we traded Matt Holliday for Carlos Gonzalez! Yes!

Go Rockies! Keep the streak going to tonight, make it 4!



Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2010 10:09 am
 

What Went Wrong?

Carlos Gonzalez just made it a three game winning streak last night lol....Maybe its not to late, and I am looking foward to a strong finish to the season...Go Rockies!



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2010 9:16 pm
 

What Went Wrong?

Maybe when the Rockies struggle i should post these more often lol... The Rockies have won 2 straight an as of now are on track for their 3rd straight victory. As we all know they had an awesome game last night vs. the Chicago Cubs, the final score was 17-2 Rockies. They set some awesome MLB records. Great job. Go Rockies!



Since: Jul 19, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2010 1:03 pm
 

What Went Wrong?

Batters have caught up to Jiminez and they know him...If he makes a few adjustments he'll get it back. All the best pitchers continually change to stay ahead of the batters



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 30, 2010 2:15 am
 

What Went Wrong?

Tulo being out crushed their lineup for a while. Helton is starting to show his age. And their rotation after Jimenez isn't anything to be afraid of. Street also has missed time and underachieved. I didn't think they were the NL favorites. I thought the defending NL champs adding Halladay made them the clear favorites, but I certianly expected the Rockies to compete moreso than they currently are.



Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2010 10:12 pm
 

What Went Wrong?

What Went Wrong?
Jimenez SUCKS now


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