“The Rockies are winning with baseball’s most fearsome offense as well as with surprising starting pitching performances from guys like Jordan Lyles. If they can keep things rolling for the rest of the month of May they “may” find themselves in first place by the time June rolls around.”
The Rockies have certainly been a nice surprise so far. As of today they are almost exactly a quarter of the way through the 2014 season and they are at least in range of first place in the NL West, just two wins behind the hated Giants. They’re 23-17, six games above .500. Even the most optimistic of Rockies fans would have been happy to have been told pre-season that they would be sitting where they’re sitting.
The Rockies are winning with baseball’s most fearsome offense as well as with surprising starting pitching performances from guys like Jordan Lyles. If they can keep things rolling for the rest of the month of May they “may” find themselves in first place by the time June rolls around.
After a needed rest on Monday (yesterday) the Rox are back in action today in Kansas City where they will play a two-game set with the Royals who are in second place in the AL Central despite being a game under .500. There’s every chance the Rox can take two from KC before getting another day of rest this coming Thursday.
The Rockies are back in the friendly confines on Friday. They’ll play three with the Padres, two evening games and a Sunday afternooner. There’s no reason to think they can’t take two of three to win that series. Then they get yet another day of rest before playing nine straight.
Before the Rockies hit the road to finish out the month of May they host San Francisco on the 20th, 21st and 22nd. This is when they can finally leave the hated Giants behind. If they take two out of three in that series having done the same VS the Padres and kicked the Royals in the teeth the week before they’ll be sitting at 29-19. Then things get tough.
Counting the Giants series the Rockies will play eleven games in twelve days to cap off the month. They have three-game road sets on the schedule with the Braves and the Phillies and Indians. Let’s assume they’ll only win a third of these games. That means they will have gone 3-6 through that stretch. That would put their record on June 2nd at 32-25.
They have sixteen games at home in June.