Blame Wilin in 5-1 Loss vs. Holliday

The game was practically over in the first inning when former Rockie Matt Holliday crushed the ball for the second longest home run (467 feet) Busch Stadium to give the St. Louis Cardinals an insurmountable 3-0 lead.  While Holliday was at the plate, he looked silly swinging over a change up pitch.  Then on the next pitch Wilin Rosario called for a fastball in his wheel house.  The other two Cardinals runs came as a result of an error and a walk.  Holliday reached on an error with two outs and stole second base on the napping Rosario-Jorge De La Rosa battery before scoring on a RBI single by Johnny Peralta in which Rosario called for a fastball outside which allowed  Peralta to extend his arms and take the hit the opposite way.  A similar scenario happened in the eighth inning when a free pass was issued ahead of Holliday’s single.  Again Rosario called for outside fastball which allowed Yadier Molina to extend his arms and take it the opposite way.  In summary, two free passes and an error scored three of the Cardinals’ five runs in the game.

Colorado has now scored two runs or less in ten consecutive road games which is tied for the second most in baseball history behind the 1942 Boston Braves’ 11 consecutive games.  In the third inning Colorado snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak when Nolan Arenado drove in @Chuck_Nazty with a double off the left field wall.  Now Colorado has a new scoreless streak going and it currently stands at six innings.  They will play 18 more innings before they return to the friendly confines of Coors Field.  That projects out to 24 innings and counting when they return home to face the Dodgers.  It is noted that the Rockies lead the NL in offense at home.  Inversely, they are the worst offense in the league by far on the road.

Even with the loss tonight, Colorado is still a good four games behind the Texas Rangers in the race for the number one overall draft pick.  Actually Arizona has caught the Rockies depending on the outcome of their late game tonight.

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Gary
Gary
6 years ago

Wilin’s back and a starter[our Ace] gives up five runs-coincidence…?

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

Agbayani, is there a way to determine the staff ERA while Wilin is catching versus when the other catchers are catching?

Are we to the point where he should be traded this offseason and we should trade for or sign another catcher until one of our minor leaguers progresses enough to become a major leaguer?

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  Julian

I sure don’t see him as an asset anymore, as I posted awhile back, now that his hitting has regressed so much. So what does that leave? #notmuch

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
6 years ago

Just a side note from earlier this week, Patrick Saunders of the DP was on with Buster Olney of ESPN on his daily podcast and enlightened Olney on what we here a RWO have known for awhile, that the Rox are a screwed up organization. Nice to see this is getting some attention with the national writers. Interestingly enough, Olney did bring up one thing that gives some insight on the general belief of how the Rox FO is viewed… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Gary, I’m sure the increased offensive display last night vs the last few days has nothing to do with the Cards being one of the best hitting teams in the NL whereas the Mets are the worst. No, that can’t be it. Must be Wilin. Julian, I mentioned a while back that the Rox team ERA last year with Wilin catching was actually LOWER than with Yorvit catching. Wilin is having a poor season at the plate and is not… Read more »

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Actually Ag,I believe the Cards have been offensively challenged all season and have struggled to score runs.However I keep throwing this out there just to stir the pot.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Something to dream about (from Ken Rosenthal): “Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine could be a candidate for a top position with the Rockies if Colorado decides to make changes in its front office. Levine is also a potential candidate for the open GM job in Arizona. The Rockies could choose an internal candidate if they do replace or reassign Dan O’Dowd and/or Bill Geivett, however.” Levine is one of my half-dozen favorites. If he came – we could also dream… Read more »

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