The Colorado Rockies have so far been able to keep pace with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in the NL West this season. Can they keep this same pace and potentially capture the NL West crown? None of the prohibitive favorites (including Arizona who is currently below .500) seem ready to run away with division.
Thomas Harding of MLB.com joined Gil Whiteley on Mile High Sports AM 1340 | FM 104.7 to discuss the Rockies’ chances in the NL West.
Whiteley still believes that the Rockies won’t be able to win the division, but Harding says, “The way it looks right now they may be able to hang around because the Dodgers and Giants can’t seem to get out of their own way.”
It seems to be a week-to-week thing with the Rockies. One week they’re sweeping the Mets and another they’re losing a series to the Padres. Still, they entered Tuesday’s matchup with the Cardinals above .500 and winners of four in a row.
But Harding admits, “I’ll be somewhat surprised if they are in it [at the] end of August or September.”
He believes the team is going to make its run in 2017, when their promising young pitchers like Jon Gray have some more experience under their belt.
Listen to the full discussion between Whiteley and Harding in the podcast below.