The final standings may have shown a last-place finish in the NL West for the second consecutive season, but the Rockiesí 10-game improvement in the win column amounted to a respectable showing for first-year manager Walt Weiss. A shortstop for the prosperous Blake Street Bombers squads of the mid-90s, Weiss appeared to have the Rockies on track for a return to those halcyon days right out of spring training, as the team roared out to a 13-4 record in April on the strength of a hot-hitting lineup and, most surprisingly, competent starting pitching.
April would end up being the high-water mark for the Rockies, however, as the familiar issues that plagued the team during its 98-loss 2012 season started to reemerge again. Injuries limited stars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki to 110 and 126 games, respectively, with their replacements mostly struggling to replicate the lost production. A lack of rotation depth undermined the teamís ability to sustain any sort of winning str You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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