Bats Go Silent Day After Outburst

Yohan Flande did his usual gig keeping the Colorado Rockies in the game, giving up four runs.  Two of them were on back-to-back home runs by Javier Baez and Starlin Castro.  Then Juan Nicasio came in and did the usual obligation of giving up runs when Baez again went yard, this time a two run homer.  Meanwhile the Rockies’ hitters forgot how to swing the bat, often hitting the first pitch of the AB into an out.  As a result, Colorado loses yet another series at home by a score of 6-2.  Now they hit the road for a three-game set in the  desert against the Dbacks.

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sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Brilliant move by the Cubs bringing up Baez for a series in Colorado. Nothing like a big confidence boost to start your major league career. Also – Hendricks is one of their best pitching prospects. That organization is loaded. I hate them!

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Can you say “Theo Epstein?”

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! WORST RECORD IN BASEBALL!! (Tied with the Rangers for the moment) The long death spiral is reaching its natural conclusion. As for the Cubs: wow. Now that’s how to rebuild. Yeah, they are the Cubs, so something is bound to go wrong, but they’ve only started to work in the young talent. The best hitter in minor league ball is 3B Bryant, picked just ahead of Jon Gray, and they’re holding him back till next year. Along with… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

File under things that make you go “hmmmmm”: “MLB.com’s Scott Merkin writes that there’s a “better-than-average chance” White Sox pitching prospect Carlos Rodon is promoted this season to work as a reliever. It would be the same developmental path Chris Sale took in 2010, and that’s worked out pretty well for the Pale Hose. Sale threw 23 1/3 relief innings for the White Sox that year, but he was called up in early August. If he’s promoted, Rodon isn’t expected… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Free Jon Gray! sdcarp, your last sentence provides the most compelling reason for doing it — give the fans something to look forward to. Plus it’s the old Earl Weaver theory — get the young kids some exposure to the big leagues in the bullpen first. That sometimes helps to avoid the Eddie Butler problem, trying to put too much on every pitch over too many pitches, resulting in shoulder inflammation …

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago

So…since the Purple Pebbles now stand at 69 losses, if they went on a 31 game losing streak, the magic 100 falls on 9/9. Granted even the local zeroes…er…heroes couldn’t really pull that off but a 17-31 record would hit 100. Howz’ ’bout predictions from everyone about the “Death March” to the century mark…or not? I chose the first day of fall 9/23. Although that may be expecting too much, that puts them at 13 – 31 at that point… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

Ah, but you forgot the more likely scenario: The Rockies start to win games in September and convince management that all is well for 2015. It’s happened before and will happen again and again and again and…

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