Colorado’s home stand continues as the Seattle Mariners, one of the very few teams in baseball actually worse than the Rockies come to Coors Field.
You have got to hand it to the Rockies. They continue to discover creative new ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Thursdays jaw-dropping loss to the Diamond Backs was a perfect example of this. Colorado managed to somehow allow opportunity after opportunity. They even had the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the ninth and managed to score no runs. Remarkable.
As strangley as the 2012 season has gone thus far, the Rockies still have time to right the ship. Having Seattle visit town allows the Rox a chance to rattle off three quick wins in a row and begin the long trip back to .500.
The Mariners are one of a small handful of clubs with a crappier win percentage than Colorado. They’re terrible and according to our favorite Rockies blog, Purple Row, are offensively inept. Writer Bryan Kilpatrick points out that this series will allow Rockies fans to learn “just how bad the pitching staff truly is.”
The Mariners struggle to get on base and they aren’t noted for their power hitting.
The Rockies must, at the very least, demonstrate to their home fans that they do not deserve to be lumped in with the worst teams in baseball. If they can’t beat Seattle three times then there has to be some action taken in the front office.
Of course, the front office seems to be the problem in the first place.