Denver, CO. In another display of dominance ex Colorado Rockie Matt Holliday continues to own the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff. Tuesday Holliday only had a home run and 4 RBI in a 11-6 beat down of Colorado. Wednesday in a 9-6 victory Holliday hit 2 home runs along with 5 RBI. This season in six games Holliday is 13-24 against the Rockies and feels very at home at Coors Field.
Rockies fans must be thinking in the back of their minds what could have been if the Rockies had not traded Matt Holliday. He would have cost a fortune and we never would have seen Carlos Gonzalez in a Rockies uniform, but what if? Imagine Holliday hitting in the cleanup spot with Troy Tulowitzki hitting in the three spot? With that lineup along with the emergence of Dexter Fowler and rookies Jordan Pacheco and Josh Rutledge could have made for a very dangerous lineup. The Rockies are not struggling at the plate this season, just on the mound and the rest of the league is feasting on Rockies pitching but not like Matt Holliday.
As the Rockies make strange moves such as re-assigning pitching coach Bob Apodaca and Dan O’Dowd re-assigning himself Rockies’ fans continue to question what the organization is doing. Trades of Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Guthrie have given them some salary relief but has done nothing to bolster the lineup. Jonathan Sanchez, who the Rockies received for Guthrie, has proven to be ineffective and will most likely be assigned to the bullpen. For Scutaro the Rockies got two minor league players that will not be at the major league level for years to come.
Needless to say, we miss you here in Colorado Matt Holliday. Glad to see you got a ring last year but we all wish you were still wearing purple.
Denver Sports Chat – Kris Loco