As Nolan Arenado goes, so go the Rockies.
Consider: On April 13, the all-star third baseman went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in a 5-2 loss at San Francisco. His average dipped to .246, his OPS sat at .610 and he had no home runs. A slammed bat that day illustrated Arenado’s mood and symbolized the frustration within the team, which had lost eight in a row and fallen to 3-12.
Consider: On April 14, Arenado hit a three-run homer, German Marquez threw a one-hit shutout and the Rockies beat the Giants 4-0.