Are the Rockies Motivated For Series Sweep?

Colorado is coming off a ten-game home stand with a middling 5-5 record despite the fact that two of the three opponents (Dodgers and Cardinals) are the top two teams.  They failed to establish their home supremacy which was hurt by a 2-1 series loss to the lowly Fish.  With the rotation (Wuss, Kendrick, Rusin, Chettis, Hale) settled for the time being, is the team angry and motivated enough to go into Miami, reel in the Marlins daily, and fry them for dinner?  The key to a possible series sweep is to be all fired up when Cy Urema goes on the bump.  He should be sent to the showers no later than the fourth inning and his name will be changed back to Jose Urema.  Another factor in the Rox’ favor is that Miami has a losing record (12-16) at home.

Jumping to another topic, the baseball draft this week. Most so-called baseball analysts have given the Rockies great grades for the first draft conducted by new GM Jeff Bridich.  A good draft is not done only on the first day, but done over all three days.  Some sample comments:

From the BA Chat:

Justin (NY): What are your top 3 favorite picks of Day 3? (With a reasonable chance to sign)

Teddy Cahill: Of the seemingly signable picks, I’ll go with a pair of Florida high school pitchers taken in round 11 — LHP Michael Zimmerman (Rockies) andRHP Ryan McKay (Marlins) — and RHP Alexis Diaz, the younger brother of Mariners prospect Edwin Diaz, who went to the Reds in the 12th round. I’m sure I’m missing guys, but off the top of my head, those would be my picks.

Jim Callis analysis

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Welcome back Corey Dickerson and LaTroy Hawkins as they were both activated.  Back to Albuquerque goes Kyle Parker and Christian Bergman.

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Pooter
Pooter
5 years ago

Welcome back Corey Dickerson! The lineup they are running out tonight is pretty stacked!

Pooter
Pooter
5 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

This comment seems pretty stupid when I look at it today….

DonnyDinger
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DonnyDinger
5 years ago

Kept Kahnle and sent Bergman down. Plan must be to stretch Bergman back out with a few starts. Friedrich gets the long role.

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

I thought that Bergman did a good job as the long guy. I think that Friedrich is better as a situational lefty.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

So much for momentum. Pitching shouldn’t surprise anyone. Rusin, Hale, and Bettis have all been pleasant surprises. But objectively the rotation is now: Replacement Level Guy # 1 (Kendrick) Replacement Level Guy # 2 (Rusin) Replacement Level Guy # 3 (Hale) Rookie Doing Well in His Third Try (Bettis) Big P And who’s the long man in the pen? I nominate Boone. Of course, there’s still a chance Friedrich could be converted back to starter if he puts in a… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

BIG P…I love it!,

BIG P it is until he is traded and reels off 17 straight wins for the Nationals.

Come on RMH, join the parade. Wuss is very appropriate but BIG P wins the best
nickname of the year, beating out earlier contenders Vacuum and Chettis.

Nicely done, Agba. Very nicly done.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

Meanwhile … Jon Gray, another very solid if uninspiring start for ABQ — 8 IP, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K. 100 pitches, 65 strikes, and a slight tilt toward flyball outs this time. Take away April and his stats look like this: 8 starts, 50.1 IP, 15 ER = 2.68 ERA. That’s really good in the PCL at Albuquerque elevation, even if carp cringes every time he sees those low K stat lines. I say it’s time to call… Read more »

Gary
Gary
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

No hurry,someone new will stub their toe any day now.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Bring him up! The transformation from Corvette to Chevette is nearly complete.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

Hah! Right now 3 out of 5 starters are Rocky’s Autos 2003 specials (hey, look, clean car, low mileage!) Gray may not be the shiny new Corvette we drafted, but maybe he’s a new Kia sedan? The Chevette was Jon Garland or Jamie Moyer …

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Kia sedan…….sexy!

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