1:10 Forcast: Partly Cloudy W/Chance of Brooms

Last night’s win ended a two and a half month drought between home series wins, next accomplishment would be the elusive sweep.  The team hasn’t swept an opponent since the four game sweep of the Astros at the end of may.  You remember that series, the one that began with the double-header in which Dex went off, going 7-9 and a walk-off?

Ah, better days…

But that was then, a time in which we weren’t out of it (statistically that is), and this is now, a time in which a sweep would be nice but couldn’t help us break into the play-off picture unless the Dodgers, Giants, Diamondbacks and Padres announced they were boycotting the rest of the season.

The team DFA’d Mike Ekstrom to make room for Guillermo Moscoso to pitch today.  Moscoso is 0-1 with an 8.23 ERA in two starts this season for the team.  Ekstrom had a 6.32 ERA with the Rockies and a 2.64 ERA with CS this season.

Moscoso is needed to replace Pomeranz who has soreness in his left pectoral and biceps.

Game time is at 1:10 PM and isn’t being televised, thanks to the insane blackout rule that stops games from being shown on other networks even if Root isn’t showing them.  It will be played on KOA 850.

ROCKIES LINEUP

Eric Young RF
Tyler Colvin 1B
Dexter Fowler CF
Carlos Gonzalez LF
Ramon Hernandez C
Jordan Pacheco 3B
Chris Nelson 2B
Jonathan Herrera SS
(Guillermo Moscoso P)


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GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

At least he “manned up”and took the blame.Could be the beginning of the end for the Giants.

Jaredean
Jaredean
8 years ago

Wish they’d tested him last Thursday!

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  Jaredean

Yeah, no kidding! No wonder he was playing out of his mind this year! Now, at least the Royals trade of Sanchez for Melky doesn’t look so horrible with Melky going down and Guthrie pitching well.

Doc
Doc
8 years ago
Reply to  Jaredean

If this was the NCAA, SF would have to forfeit all the games Melk played in. Wouldn”t that be something.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

ANOTHER HOME RUN FOR THE POWER HITTER!!!! Eric Young Jr. is out of his mind right now!!

I am watching on ESPN Gamecast, it popped up a twitter quote from EYJ that said,

“@EYJr RT @ArmorOGod: Everything we run away from has power over us; everything we go through, we conquer.”

He is definately conquering right now!!

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Has Melky been using Bonds’ old locker and is just getting some of the residue? Can he had his ASG MVP taken away?

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

All I can say about EY and his incredible turn around … I hope he isn’t eating at the same restaurants as Melky.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

ok, well the 5th inning kinda sucked

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Will Harris, the man nobody knew existed, with first MLB win.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I wish I could vote a hundred thumbs up for your response

DRH
DRH
8 years ago

Even in the best case scenario for the starting pitching next year, people coming back healthy and/or more experienced, the Rocks will need to get a #1-#2 starter. Yes, even with DLR, Chacin, etc. As jaredean says, they won’t come voluntarily. Who can we trade to get one? With Colvin/Pacheco/Helton at 1st, and EY2/Blackmon in the outfield, Cuddyer seems a possibility. And Fowler, who’s probably the person that could be a strong enough talent to get someone respectable. We’ll also… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

EY Jr. – WARNING: stat-heavy comment. So I’m trying to figure out this EY thing. Real, or illusion? Here’s a quick breakdown into the deeper component stats. That is, going beyond things like BA and OBP, and behind even the really good aggregate stats like OPS and Runs Created. 1. BABIP (batting average on balls in play). That’s real high for EY this year: .376. (All stats before today’s game.) That’s unsustainable, even for a really fast guy. The very… Read more »

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Nice statistical analysis Ag, however it is somewhat biased in the basic assumption that players always regress to the mean. Doesn’t happen often enough but sometimes players actually consistently improve during their prime years. And yes at other times players drastically and consistently decline – see Barmes, Atkins and Hawpe. I am going to project that EY2 is a .285 BA/.350 OBP guy that can steal 40 bases with 12 homers if he plays as regular starter over an entire… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

I remember last year in triple A before he was promoted Eric Young Jr. was batting near .400 so even though that was AAA numbers it shows what he can do with regular time. I know three things about Eric Young Jr. with regular playing time: 1. He can be one of the best leadoff hitters in the game. 2. He will lead league in stolen bases. 3. He will hit around .300 You could also talk about his attitude,… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Good responses. Orange and Pooter. If it’s possible, I think we’re all right. EY is extremely unlikely to continue hitting the way he has the past month. But even so, I’m guessing that he is establishing a new – and higher – baseline performance level. That alone could make him a really worthwhile piece of the offensive puzzle. There’s several guys who have grabbed the opportunity to prove they have real value going forward: EY and Colvin for sure, Pacheco/Nelson/LeMahieu… Read more »

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

It’s obvious he’s juicin’.Seriously,look at great teams with great lead off hitters,and how important that guy at the top was to their success.Dodgers-Maury Wills,Royals-Willie Wilson,Cards-Vince Coleman,several teams-Ricky Henderson,to name but a few.I think EY’s emergence,if it continues,makes for an interesting decision in the off season.

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