The Colorado Rockies have gone from bad to worse yet are showing no sign that rock bottom is near.
The Rox have been on a perpetual nosedive into the basement of National League, falling further and further into an abyss they may never recover from this season. Colorado has gone 4-15 in May and April wasnít much better ending 10-11.
Colorado has been inconsistent in all facets of the game, but the two biggest pressing issues have been pitching and hitting. Since the release of Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado has had difficulty finding a starting pitcher with consistency and stamina. Juan Nicasio has been brilliant in some games, but has also fallen flat in others, while veteran Jamie Moyer was about the most consistent man on the mound, up until Monday night in Miami when he gave up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth and giving up the lead.
These days no lead is safe for the Rockies who recently led by 4 in just the first inning, holding the lead through three until Stantonís grand slam that deflated Coloradoís cushion. Colorado heads into the remaining games of their series against the Marlins in hopes of turning the stalled out line start into a flash of 2007ís end of season stretch. At this point Colorado has dug themselves into a pretty large hole and havenít really stopped digging, my guess is they are making their way to Japan for some sort of unscheduled exhibition game. Either way itís going to take a miracle for Colorado to get over the 2012 season hump.
In other sports: Peyton Manning finished his first OTA in Dove Valley on Monday and from the looks of it, not much has changed from the Coltsí Manning to Broncosí Manning other than the change of the guard. Manning appear to still have the same olí zip and pin point accuracy on the ball that heís been known for. He also appears to have settled in well at Dove Valley and seems comfortable with the Denver organization. Itís still much, too, early to gauge how the 2012-2013 season will start and end for the Hall of Fame quarterback, but one thingís for sure, he brings a long anticipated buzz back to the Mile High.