Rockies Update – Week of July 4
The Rockies are right in the middle of the N.L. West as we approach the halfway
mark and looking to turn the corner, giving fans some reasons for optimism as they look to chase down the division-leading
Giants and the Dodgers. Though the Rockies have had a rough patch or two this season, they've also had more than their fair
share of big wins as well, showing what they're capable of when they play Rockies' baseball. Even with some work left to do
this season, the Rockies have the talent level to put together some major winning streaks, and fans know that there is plenty
of baseball left to be played.
One of the major reasons for optimism is because of the outstanding play of Troy Tulowitzki,
who has taken his game to the next level and is looking like the National League MVP at the halfway point of the season. Though
shortstop is a position not known for run production – particularly these days – it's been Tulowitzki who has
lit up pitchers all season long while being near the top of the league in many offensive categories. With the inside track
on winning a batting title and a tendency to hit the ball out of the ballpark with regularity as well, Tulowitzki has given
the Rockies an anchor in the heart of their order all year long.
It hasn't all bit about Tulowitzki, however, as Justin
Morneau is having a resurgence of his own for the Rockies. Near the top of the league in RBIs and hitting well over.300, Morneau
has helped provide one of the best one-two punches in the league, pushing the Rockies to the top of the National League in
most team hitting categories. With the Rockies showing they can score in bunches, this is a team that looks like they will
continue to torment opposing pitchers throughout the rest of the season as they hope to make some ground in the N.L. West.
2014 Colorado Rockies Schedule
With a star-studded roster and some big-time hopes this season, there are sure
to be plenty of thrills as the Rockies look to once again be a major factor in the N.L. West, which is never easy considering
the level of competition they'll be facing. But the Rockies have a nice collection of talent that could carry them all the
way to the playoffs this year, but they're going to have to win a lot of their tough home games to make that dream a reality.
The Rockies have loads of big matchups on their home schedule this season, making it a great year for Rockies fans to head
out to the ball park to witness the game the way it is supposed to be seen, live and in person from your very own spot in
the stands. Don't forget about the away games, though, as the Rockies also have quite the fan following whenever they're on
a road trip, giving you 81 more ways to see your favorite team in action.
Of course, it starts with some wins in the
division, and the Rockies will be looking to do exactly that. The Rockies now that they're to face a tough test each and every
time the Los Angeles Dodgers head into Coors Field this season. The Dodgers were able to win the National League West championship
last season thanks to their incredible collection of talent. The Dodgers are going to be a tough team to take down this season,
but the Rockies have beaten teams of this caliber in the past.
The San Francisco Giants might have been a little off
their game in 2013, but don't expect that to happen again. With one of the best pitching staffs in the game, the Giants are
always tough to defeat, and everyone in the National League West know that all too well. The Giants are going to head into
Denver several times this season to take on the Rockies, and those should be some of the best games on the docket in 2014.
These are the kinds of matchups that fans do not want to miss seeing in person from their very own seats in the stands, as
watching the Rockies from the stands will give you a complexly different level of access to Major League Baseball than you
can ever hope to get from home.
Colorado Rockies Team Info
The Colorado Rockies play in the National League
West division of Major League Baseball, a division that also features the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco
Giants and San Diego Padres. The Rockies ended up in last place in the division standings last season, but Rockies fans know
that this team's talent level is much better than their record reflected in 2013. That's why this team looks primed for a
bounce back season in 2014, and baseball fans in Colorado are ready to rejoice after each big Rockies win. Led by Troy Tulowitzki
and Carlos Gonzalez at the plate and Jorge De La Rosa on the bump, this is a team that has a chance to win every single time
they take to the diamond, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see the Rockies do their thing this season.
The MLB Experience
It doesn't get any better than seeing a sporting event in person, and anyone that's been to
a Major League Baseball game can attest to that. Sports are a way of life for many people in the United States of America,
and you'll see the passion that the fans of baseball bring to the table when you get out to a game this season. The Rockies
are prepped to face some of the best teams in baseball, and fans will pack into the stadium at Coors Field to see it happen.
Every game is packed to the brim with action, and you'll see some of the best players in the world play for the right to take
home the victory. The atmosphere is one filled with energy and fun, and you can be a part of it all this season when you head
out to the ballpark to take in a Rockies game.
Colorado Rockies History
The Colorado Rockies franchise
was founded in 1993 as an expansion team for Major League Baseball. The Rockies have had some very good seasons over the years,
and some top players have donned the Rockies uniform. This team has made it to the postseason three times, and went to the
World Series in 2007, though they were unable to emerge victorious in a memorable Fall Classic. In its short history, there
have still been some big-time players who have played their best all in Denver, including sluggers like Todd Helton, Andres
Galarraga, Larry Walker, Dante Bichette and more, showing that this is a franchise that tends to have their fair share of
Colorado Rockies Trivia
Who is the only player in the Colorado Rockies history to win a Most
Valuable Player award?
The answer is Larry Walker, the Colorado slugger who won the award in 1997. Walker remains as
one of the best players to every take the field for the Rockies, and he is remembered fondly by the team's fan base for his
prowess both at the plate and in the field, where he won seven gold gloves as a dominant outfielder.
of the Colorado Rockies love to hit the stands at Coors Field to be a part of all the baseball action they can handle. Fans
of Major League Baseball are about as passionate as it gets, and that will be evident when you head out to the stadium for
a game this season. The energy of the crowd will blow you away, and there's a camaraderie that is contagious when you're rooting
for the same team as other fans. Rockies home games often see a good turnout, especially when a division rival is coming to
town, and you can be there amidst the biggest Colorado baseball fans around. Don't miss out on a great time this season. Home
or on the road, you can count on there being plenty of fans, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see what all the
buzz is about around this team this season.