Blowpen Overhauled vs. NYM 8/23/2015

The contributing staff apologizes for lack of reporting these past few days.  Please forgive us as it gets harder and harder to write about the Rockies that are so predictable in their ways of blowing leads and performing TOOTBLANs.  RWOers are seeing shortstop Jose Reyes that is at the bottom of the league in Runs Saved to go along with his attitude of wanting to get out of Colorado.  We are aware that there are RWOers who prefer reading and conversing on this website than the Purple Row or even the Denver Post.  Your occasional comments of gratitude for our posts are greatly appreciated and it keeps us going.

Colorado has started to overhaul the bullpen a week early.  Rafael Betancourt was DFA’ed and Justin Miller was optioned back to Albuquerque.  Agbayani got his wish as Jairo Diaz and Simon Castro are coming north just to see if they are any better than what the major leaguers have done since the ASB.  Notably absent on the ride north is Rex Brothers, who is still in Albuquerque.

Fort McKenry who played with an injured knee for some time finally went on the 60-day DL for a knee surgery.  Chatter  has it that he may have played his final game as a Rocky.  Dustin Garneau was called up Wednesday to take McKenry’s place.  It mostly likely means that Garneau and prospect Tom Murphy will battle for the backup spot in 2016.

After two 14-9 losses Friday and Saturday, Walt Weiss is going with his Sunday lineup.  Reyes will have the honor of being the most expensive bench piece in the league today, replaced by another bad contract Dan Descalso.  Ben Paulsen returns to first base today while Kyle Parker remains in left field.  Garneau goes behind the plate in lieu of Nick Hundley.  David Hale has the honor of tossing batting practice to the New York Mets today in a 2:10 tilt.  The Mets have been unloading HRs and XBHs in the first two games of the series.  Fifteen runs will be the number Colorado needs to win today.

RWO Rox lineup.jpg

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Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
5 years ago

Two pieces of good news. First, the new relievers didn’t stink up the joint yet. Second, the Rox have finally caught the Phils and Marlins.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
5 years ago

Typical Rox of late: Give up 14, score 9. Give up 14, score 9. Give up 5, score 1. How many teams can manage to get swept when scoring 19 runs in a series?

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sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

While it’s true we scored 19, we missed (drum roll) – Matt Harvey, Jacob DaGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and the nearly ready Stephen Matz. We faced their #5 and #6 and a long reliever. And Neise and Bartolo will drop another spot with Zach Wheeler back next Spring. The Mets have probably had this series circled for a while as the spot where they could give their key starters a rest…….and still add to their advantage over the Nationals. The Cardinals… Read more »

Gary
Gary
5 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

and we may have Kendrick back to throw at them!

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