DENVER (CBS4) – Last Sunday’s win over the Dodgers left the Rockies 4 1/2 games back in the National League West. To be within striking distance of the division leader at the All-Star Break is something most people wouldn’t have expected before the season started.
“I think we’re going to try to sneak up on people still. We’re going to lay in the weeds a little bit,” said All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. “Everybody expected us to lose 100 games and I think we’re surprising some people.”
If they could the Rockies could put together some runs a spot in the playoffs might not be completely out of reach. So what’s the plan for the 2nd half?
Tulowitzki said the team plans to “play our game and do our thing and be a tough team to beat.”
“And hopefully at the end we’re sticking around,” he said.
For the first time in Colorado franchise history, the Rockies had three starters in the National League All-Star lineup: Tulowisky, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and designated hitter Michael Cuddyer.
Unfortunately, they didn’t do much in the game. Cuddyer was the only one who made it to first base and he got there on a walk.
The Rockies begin an extended home stand on Friday night when the Cubs come to Denver.