Ever since Nolan Arenado broke his finger diving head-first into second base on May 23rd in a 2-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves the Colorado Rockies have been in free-fall. The losses have piled up along with a laundry list of injuries. Colorado has gone from knocking on the door to first place all the way back to third and all hope of a possible post-season appearance for the Rockies have been seemingly lost.
Despite all this the Rockies have a beautiful opportunity at their fingertips.
Starting this evening the Rockies are on the road for six games, all against teams that are ahead of them in the standings. They face the Giants for three followed by the Dodgers. The Rockies trail the former by 12 in the win column but the former by only four.
If Colorado can win more than they lose on their upcoming road trip they can right their ship and re-enter the Wild Card conversation. It seems unlikely, if not impossible, that the sad sack Rockies could take four of six on the road against tough NL West competition but one just never knows with this club.
The Rockies are .500 over their past six games and their bats have heated up. They scored 28 runs in their past three games at hitter-friendly Coors Field. Can that production translate on the road? Probably not. However, if the Rockies can get some solid pitching it is at least possible that they could return home within a game or two of the Dodgers for second place in the division.
The Rockies return home to face the Brewers followed by the Cardinals after a day off on June 19th.