With the better part of the RWO roster scrambling for the lifeboats, even as Colorado Rockies’ shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returns from visiting an anti-aging clinic outside of Boca Raton, Florida, the Friday night scribe Rocky Mountain High is steadfastly denying persistent rumors he plans to assassinate center-fielder Tyler Colvin. “It is not a bad idea,” said RMH, “but I am presently without a means to get to Phoenix. Although there is a guy named ‘Pork Chop’ operating out of Santa Monica, who is currently short on cash and may be able to help us out in Los Angeles.”
With due-deference and proper attribution to Denver Nuggets Hall of Famer and former coach Dan Issel, the Rockies will send “El Busto,” Drew Pomeranz (0-1, 8.31) to the mound tonight as they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle game of a weekend series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks will run-out left-hander Wade Miley (4-7, 4.29) for the 8:10 pm MDT start in the desert. Miley, who has come-back to the league after a promising rookie year in 2012, went 5-2/3 against the Mets on Monday night. He wasn’t scored-on, but pitched in-trouble all night and left after 110 pitches, 6 hits, 4 walks, and 7 strikeouts. Pomeranz, who still can’t figure-out what was wrong with how he pitched in 2012, was impressed with Miley’s economical performance. Also a lefty, Pomeranz made his 2013 Major League debut on Sunday, turning-in 4-1/3 scintillating frames, giving-up 4 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks with 5 strike-outs. He threw 92 pitches.
Colorado, which has the curious misfortune of facing unknown pitchers who throw career-games every time they open a series on the road, will change-up the lineup against Miley. Josh Rutledge will move-over to 2nd-base and lead-off for DJ LeMahieu. Jonny Herrera will handle short at the request of RWO’s Jaredean and bat 2nd. Carlos Gonzalez and his sore back will be in left-field, and Colvin will be unable to watch his, hitting 8th in center. Kirk Gibson and his Staff of Champions will go with the same group as Friday.
It’ll be 105° in Phoenix at game time, so chances are the Chase Field roof will be closed. Wind will blow down at 15 cfm. ROoT Sports is coming off a very professional Fan Friday, lean and mean with fewer personalities to feature. Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson will have the call. Jerry Schemmel and Jack Corrigan will be over on KOA 850 am as always.
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