Another Sunday Line-up

For Drew Pomeranz’s first start of the season, Jim Tracy has decided to once again start his sitters and sit his starters. Jordan Pacheco was optioned to make room for Pomeranz on the 25 man and he will have the following gloves behind him:

CF Eric Young Jr.
LF Tyler Colvin
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Jason Giambi
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Wilin Rosario
3B Chris Nelson
2B Johnny Herrera
LHP Drew Pomeranz

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jeem
jeem
8 years ago

Well I had a somewhat more provative headline planned for this eventuality. Probably a good thing Jared’s back. Bring on the dogs!

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

figures…have tickets for this one since Pomeranz getting his first start and figured some would sit after late game.

Surprised Pacheco was the one optioned. Oh well, I guess they know what they are doing (eyes rolling)

GO ROX

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Well I guess they didn’t send Herrera down. So who did they send out? Oops, now I see it. They sent Pacheco down. To me that’s a stupid move and now we’re playing with two fewer players rather than one because we don’t have the 3rd catcher so the catcher who isn’t starting will only come in as a very late game pinch-hitter. I’m guessing they didn’t send out a pitcher because the bullpen has been used so much these… Read more »

Sedin
Sedin
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, this was Tracy’s reasoning last night when asked about not bringing Reynolds in to pitch to Montero: because it was 5-1 at the time Montero could not put D-backs ahead even if he hit a homer, which he did. Tracy felt that if he brought Reynolds in and he did not retire Montero, then he would have to face Chris Young, whose numbers are far better vs lefties than righties. I think the reasoning is kind of specious, but… Read more »

pooter
pooter
8 years ago

I love the lineup today!!!!! Get your brooms ready!

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

I’m not thrilled with Sunday as usual, but there is some good in this. Herrera is good defensively, and Nelson may be our best option at 3B, so Giambi is the weak link on the infield defensively. Offensively Giambi needs some AB’s while Colvin and EY have provided a spark. So considering the long game in the rain yesterday, it’s not too bad. Personally I might have gone with Fowler and Scutaro.

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

Sending Pacheco down to concentrate on playing third base is the smart move. He was costing the team runs and simply not ready for the big leagues at the hot corner. It was really unfair to Pacheco to expect him to play well at a relatively unfamiliar position.

Once he gets enough starts at third for the Sky Sox to feel comfortable and confident, he’ll be back. But the Coors Field is not the place for that learning process.

EZW
EZW
8 years ago

This game MAY work out for Rox, but… (1) as a regular Sunday viewer (TV, radio, and in person) this “Sunday line-up” nonsense is a total disservice to the fans, who pay this freight; (2) and then you have your hope-to-be Ace pitching with this line-up behind him??? (sorry Pooter); (3) I “get” sparing all these vets and giving some days off, but why every stinking Sunday and this early in the season? I am so tired of JT. Sorry

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

This is a major reason I didn’t renew my ticket package that featured Sunday games. I don’t understand benching 5 starters in one game.

Timo
Timo
8 years ago

Cargo is sick, Todd ain’t no spring chicken, Marco is having trouble at the pate and in the field, and Ramon has been catching a bunch of 4 hour games. Dex is the one I can see starting today but he hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire. While the decisions to sit all these starters on Sunday does bother me a bit, I think there’s enough there to put up some runs.

Timo
Timo
8 years ago
Reply to  Timo

Nevermind lol. Looks like #SurrenderSunday is still in effect at Coors this year.

Alex Colfax
Alex Colfax
8 years ago

U. Jimenez, in first start since his somewhat bogus suspension, has struggled yet again. Four innings, eight hits, four runs and a whopping 96 pitches. But Indians lead KC, 10-4.

pooter
pooter
8 years ago

Pomeranz does not look that impressive today

Trip
Trip
8 years ago
Reply to  pooter

He is however looking as good as the rest of the team today….

yawn, wake me when it’s over.

pooter
pooter
8 years ago

crappy weather crappy baseball crappy rockies

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  pooter

Or it could be that Trevor Cahill had the Rockies number and pitched a very good game … which I believe is what I saw.

yampaja
yampaja
8 years ago

This is brutal. Somebody go get Todd. ; )

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

I understand the need to give guys, especially the older ones, days off. So I know that Todd and Hernandez usually won’t play a day game after a night game. But why other guys (I know Cargo is sick) get Sundays off bothers me. I would have thought that if Tracy thought this through, which is a funny thought, he would have played Rosario last night and given the kid Pomeranz the benefit of the veteran Hernandez. One of the… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I have absolutely no problem sitting players. 1 or maybe 2 per game. But 5? They’re waving the white flag before the first pitch.

Timo
Timo
8 years ago

Johnny Sparkplug gettin’ it goin’! Tulo needs to sack-up and get a clutch hit here.

pooter
pooter
8 years ago

I don’t know guys after watching pomeranz pitch today I m feeling very negative about the rockies rotation

robba
robba
8 years ago

Well, I’m quickly getting into the habit of hitting the “Mute” button when Jenny comes on. Her voice is just hard to listen to. I think she must have auditioned in a quiet studio. When she has to crank up the volume, her voice goes up to a note that grates on the ears. Or at least on mine.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  robba

She came from the Padres. Not sure how much of an audition she had to go thru

jeem
jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  robba

Yep. There seems to be some deal where they train the female reporters to use this “modified ‘valley girl'” diction. Jenny pushes it at least one degree too far.

sdcarp
sdcarp
8 years ago

I’m not giving Tracy a pass on today’s lineup, even with Cargo being sick. I would have played:

Scutaro
Fowler
Giambi
Tulo
Colvin
Cuddyer
Hernandez
Nelson

Helton needs his days off…..and they don’t need to be compromised due to other circumstances ( Cargo being sick ). But……that’s all the more reason ALL the other regulars play. No excuse!

I do agree with the Pacheco move. He’s better offensively than EY or Herrera, but he looks rough in the field.

SteveinAurora
SteveinAurora
8 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Agree here…with the exception of Hernandez. Long game, last night in ugly conditions. And, if they’re trying to limit him to 110 (?) games this year, sitting him today, in somewhat unfavorable conditions following last night’s game, was probably correct. Regarding the others that sat, the Rox aren’t heading out on the road tonight, so they get to sleep in their own beds. Todd was due, Cargo sick, but the other regulars should have been in the lineup. For no… Read more »

SteveinAurora
SteveinAurora
8 years ago

I only watched the last inning and a half of the game (probably should have just turned it off after the end of the eighth). Is Cahill that good, or did he just luck into pitching against the Rox on a Sunday??

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

Interesting game. Pomeranz looked very “Rockies” like. Didn’t get out of the 5th with over 100 pitches thrown. I was pretty surprised Pacheco was sent down but I do agree with the comments by Alex. I guess a direct result of that was seeing Hernandez at 1st base :>) Wish I could have heard the post game show. I know the subject of Parra and his seemingly casual stroll to 3rd base had to come up. We didn’t have a… Read more »

DrRockies
Editor
DrRockies
8 years ago

at the game today you could tell Pomeranz was struggling some early on. He fell behind a lot of hitters and when he got 2 strikes (with a tight strike zone) he grooved pitches and they hit them. Just didn’t appear sharp. Have to give Cahill credit, he was throwing equal number of balls and strikes but used a tough slider to induce at least 14 ground outs. The first 6 innings AZ outfielders had zero putouts. Just one of… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

It was a good series win Steve, for a couple of reasons. The Rockies needed to win this series and they need to win the Padres series. The Dodgers are now 9-1!

You should come up to our section for a couple of innings on Wed. I won’t be there Mon or Tue.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Anything interesting in today’s post game interviews? Anyone ask Tracy about the Sunday Discounts he gives to the other team?

trip
trip
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Yeah, they were asking the same questions we do here (are they reading our posts for ideas??). When asked about the fans being discouraged with swapping out 5 players on Sundays MMJT (Micro Manager Jim Tracy) gave a song and dance that the fans just need to understand the need to keep older players fresh, the need for extra rest due to the wear and tear of High Altitude, etc. When later asked about why all in one game he… Read more »

trip
trip
8 years ago
Reply to  trip

Sorry to get up on the soap box, but this year so far looks like a continuation from last year. And last year was not any fun at all.

pooter
pooter
8 years ago

johnny spark plug needs to start at third base he is the eighth hole hitter the rockies are looking for nelson is not the answer

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

It occurred to me that Kirk Gibson played substantially all of his DBack regulars with the Blanco catching exception. I guess the DBacks got to their hotel faster than the Rockies were able to get home – er something? So it was bascially the DBacks “A” team against the Rockies “B” team, so the results for this one do not surprise me in the least. Helton was primarily responsinle for the Rockies winning the last two nights, so it makes… Read more »

Margie
Margie
3 years ago

Suiinpsrrg to think of something like that

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