The Colorado Rockies have scored only two runs in 19 innings through the first two games of their National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers, pushing Colorado to the brink of elimination.
It has been a hellish week of travel for the Rockies, who finished off a homestand Sunday at home, then had to play a NL West tiebreaker Monday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Rockies lost that, which sent them to Chicago for Tuesday’s Wild Card Game against the Cubs. The series against the Brewers started Thursday against Milwaukee, meaning the Rockies played four games in five days in four different cities, something that hasn’t been done in 96 years.
The results on offense have not been good this week for the Rockies. They scored two runs on Monday, and those were a pair of solo home runs in the ninth inning after they trailed 5-0. They scored two runs in 13 innings at Wrigley Field to win the Wild Card Game. Colorado scored two runs in 10 innings in Game 1 against the Brewers, then were shut out by Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen in Game 2.
Colorado’s offense in its last four games has scored six total runs in 41 innings, and is hitting just .176/.242/.254 dating back to Monday.
The pillars of production for the Rockies are Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon, and those three have been limited to three singles in 23 at-bats against the Brewers (.130), with nine strikeouts and a sacrifice fly. Without those three producing, this is an easy lineup to navigate.