It is safe to assume that the Rockies won’t go undefeated at home this season—81 straight might be too much to ask for—but the ballclub is certainly taking to heart what their manager sought from his team. Walt Weiss stressed throughout spring training that he wanted the Rockies to dominate at home, and that they have done, winning the first 6 straight at Coors Field. Some have been pure domination and others great comebacks like Game 2 of the doubleheader on that snowy Tuesday evening. As Troy Tulowitzki points out, there will be some down times this season, but this offense certainly is legitimate...maybe as good as any in the National League.
The difference so far has been the excellent starting pitching. If the starters can stay healthy, their job is to keep the team in the game until the offense can do its thing. So far, so good in that regard. Jon Garland has been an excellent pickup, going at least 6 innings in all three starts—all Colorado victories—and his groundball philosophy is rubbing off on the others in the rotation. The challenge grows in the next six days with the Diamondbacks and the Braves coming to Denver, but again, every Rockies fan has to be thrilled with what has happened through the first 15 games.
Two items for CHECK IT OUT...Because of the snow-out on Monday, I finally had the chance to see Zero Dark Thirty. Very enjoyable, and Jessica Chastain was outstanding in the lead role. My only disappointment was that I would have liked a little more on Seal Team Six and their involvement. Still, a fine film! On the music side, I was reminded of the excellent work of a tragic figure on the blues side of the industry when I watched the movie, Cadillac Records. While much of the focus, as it should be, was on Muddy Waters, there was the chance to appreciate Little Walter, too. His “My Babe” is a definite CHECK IT OUT.