A Day Not to Remember

Losing in walk-off fashion is hard enough when you are playing your division rivals, but losing an extra-innings against the MLB’s worst team, one that is projected to eclipse 100 losses, well…that is just too much to take.

The Rockies failed to capitalize on many a base runner in scoring position, again, in their 3-2 loss to the Astros. The game went 12 innings before Houston broke up the 2-2 tie with two outs and runners on first and second. Brandon Barnes hit a ground-rule double to score the winning run.

LOW LIGHTS

  • Bases loaded in the 3rd, with no outs, sees Tulo, Rosario and Pacheco all hit straight to Astro players to end the threat.
  • They were 3-18 with runners in scoring position while leaving 15 men on base over the 12 innings.
  • CarGo was left on base three times (one bright spot: he was 3-6 in the game)
  • Tulo left seven men on base, Rosario left eight.

To say the day was frustrating would be an understatement. The only bright-spot was the pitching, especially Chacin who only gave up two-runs on five-hits and struck out nine. He threw just 82 pitches, taking the team seven innings. He was perfect through three and a third and only had a bit of trouble in the fourth, giving up a two run double to Carlos Pena.

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EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago

All right fellas and gals… My 50(51)game breakdown follows. I am not going to drone on and on today, despite what you regulars have come to expect. Simply put, the Rox are WAY, WAY better than last year and my streak of never winning an over/under bet in Vegas appears to, once again, be a loser as I see no way the Rox only win 74 this year(I took the “under” at 74 wins). Let’s assume, for the sake of… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Hey Ed, I’ve got a question in the “Ask Ed” section. Thanks in advance.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Nice writeup, Ed. Sorry, but I really can’t disagree with anything you said … … given that the Rockies have been competitive in the first 1/3, I would assume that this is a good sign for what management will do. If they were awful like last year the obvious thing to do would be to move the expiring contracts with trade value (De La Rosa, Betancourt) and some other veterans who likely won’t be around in a couple years. But… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Yep, I also agree with your assesment Ed. I’m not sure on Pomeranz yet though. You actually have a couple of more wins than I. I went with 71. I haven’t watched any Rockies games in the last few days. Too nice of a weekend to be home and in the house so I can’t comment on their play. Sounds like a lot of base runners were left on yesterday. I guess maybe I had a different perspective and didn’t… Read more »

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