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With each ugly thump of a slider being buried in the catcher’s mitt, the dream of October baseball in Colorado is dying. In his biggest week wearing a Rockies uniform, Nolan Arenado is striking out.
Again and again and again.
What’s wrong with Arenado?
In the batter’s box, he lunges at sliders, a blindfolded man taking hacks at a piñata, instead of driving home teammates in the clutch. Long admired for creating works of art from the dirt at third base, Arenado now more closely resembles the Venus de Milo stuck in a hot dusty corner, stiff as a statue with no right arm. During a disastrous road trip in which the Rockies are slowly sinking in the National League West, their MVP is MIA.
What’s the trouble with Nolan?
There are two choices, neither one of them good for a team that now will require a baseball miracle to qualify for the playoffs.
Arenado is hurt. Or he’s choking.
I don’t play a doctor on television, but my guess: Arenado is suffering worse pain than he lets on. While he insists the soreness in his right shoulder that flared up Aug. 10 is not adversely impacting his performance, I hope that is a lie. Because Nolan hasn’t been Nolan in six weeks.
Arenado craves to play on a championship contender. But there’s no way to sugarcoat it. In the month of September, he has failed to play winning baseball.
His statistics for this month are brutal for a superstar, with a .239 batting average and three home runs. When a hitter at the heart of the order has an on-base plus slugging percentage of .761, it’s no wonder the Colorado offense barely has a pulse.
While refusing to use his aching right shoulder as an excuse, Arenado’s shoulders have sagged under the burden of trying to carry this team on this road trip. The Rockies lost a grip on first place by dropping five of six games in San Francisco and Los Angeles. All Arenado has to show for his 25 at-bats in those six games are three singles, a double, one lousy RBI and a whole lot of frustration. In big, MVP-defining moments at the plate, Arenado has not only struck out, he has appeared clueless.
I guarantee this slump makes Arenado sick to his stomach, and the pain in his shoulder is nothing compared to the agony in his heart should the Rockies fall short of the playoffs.
It doesn’t take a sabermetric genius to realize: When Arenado mashes the baseball, the Rockies win. When Arenado has smacked a home run, including his multi-dinger games, Colorado’s record is 20-12 this season.
There’s no crying in baseball, but plenty of reasons to curse the game’s cruelty. At 27, Arenado is the youngest third baseman in history to produce 30 homers and 100 RBI in four consecutive years. History, however, has been extremely unkind to the Rockies, who have never won a division title.
Barring the Los Angeles Dodgers getting lost on their way to the ballpark, the N.L. West crown is now all but out of reach for Colorado. To have a shot at a wild-card berth, the Rockies probably need to win no fewer than seven of their final 10 games.
Does this team have one more run in it? Say your prayers, because it feels like the end of an era that’s only just begun. The heavy hammer of financial reality is poised to break the bonds of genuine brotherhood in the Colorado clubhouse.
These are almost certainly the final days of DJ LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez in a Rockies uniform. What’s more alarming? Once the calendar flips to 2019, the clock will tick louder every day on Arenado’s impending free agency in 2020.
I don’t know if a white paging phone still exists. But Arenado better pick it up.
Or what little prayer Colorado has of making the playoffs will go unanswered.
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