The Rockies Continue to Win at Coors Field
Don’t look now but the Colorado Rockies are starting to show some signs at life, at least when they are at Coors Field.
Colorado has now won five straight games, with all five wins coming at home.
The Rockies have now gone 25-14 at home in 2021, becoming the first team in baseball to win that many games at home. Colorado just looks like a different team at Coors Field and they have taken the first two games from the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend.
Of course, things have gone in the opposite direction away from Coors Field, where the Rockies are just 5-27 on the season. The Rockies are hitting less than .200 as a team away from home and that’s just not going to get it done.
On Friday night, it was C.J. Cron that played the role of hero as he delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning. The Rockies have now won seven games in a walk-off fashion, which is the most in the Major Leagues.
Jhoulys Chacin was able to pick up the victory in the win, and it was his first in the last seven seasons. Everything continues to go the right way for the Rockies at home, but they must find a way to start picking up wins on the road.
Trevor Story is back and in the lineup for the Rockies and he made some terrific defensive plays in the win on Friday night. Raimel Tapia continued his stellar work at the plate, picking up an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.
The Rockies have now beaten Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes in back-to-back games, and those are two of the top pitchers in the National League. Colorado is averaging over six runs per game at Coors Field and that total continues to climb.
Ohtani Set for Home Run Derby
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is set to take place at Coors Field, after it was moved from Atlanta, Georgia. Not only will the game take place, but the Home Run Derby will also be held, and this is always one of the most popular events in sports.
Major League Baseball will begin announcing the Home Run Derby field as players accept invitations, but one of the game’s biggest stars has already confirmed that he plans on participating. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels will be in the Home Run Derby, and that should have fans lining up to watch him.
Ohtani has participated in a Home Run Derby before in Japan, but this will be his first time in this event. Jason Brown, bullpen catcher for the Los Angeles Angels, will be the one throwing to the two-way sensation.
Entering Saturday, Ohtani has already hit 19 home runs on the season, and that is the third-highest total in MLB. Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays have both hit more home runs this season.
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