Bring on the Mets!

Tyler Chatwood hasn’t given up more than 2 earned runs since his 2013 debut on April 24th.  That’s an ERA of 1.63 in his last 7 starts.  He is 1-3 in his last four starts, but not because of pitching.  In those three losses he only gave up four runs in 16 innings.  The team lost 3-6, 0-3 and 1-2 in each of those games, making it all but impossible for Chatwood to take the win.

Hopefully with the team limping home after an atrocious road-trip that started and ended with being swept, they will remember what their true strength is and how to use it at home.  For a team that is known first for having sub-par pitching and then for having Tulo, the Rockies have a chance to get behind one of their best pitchers this afternoon and really stick it to the Mets.

One bright spot during their road trip, besides Cuddy’s herculean efforts in attempting to put the team on his back (and failing), was the call-up of Corey Dickerson.  Dickerson has showing with his at-bats that he is looking to either hit, or wear out the pitcher trying.  His plate approach is refreshing for a club known more for fence swinging than going with where it was thrown.

Dickerson will start in center and will bat lead-off in place of Dexter Folwer.  Fowler is still sore and will have an MRI to make sure it isn’t serious.

The Rockies will also welcome back EYj in his role as Mets leadoff guy and left fielder.  There was a great article on EYj and how he could possibly be a “piece of the future” for the Mets.  One things for sure: he is hitting MUCH better with the Mets than he did for the Rockies.  He has a .414 average with an on-base percentage of .469 in his seven games as a Met.  That would be seven straight games from June 19th that he not only played in, but started.  His average is over 32 plate appearances.  Not a huge sample, but then again, his previous seven games with the Rockies saw him get 28 plate appearances and he hit .174 with a .208 OBP.  Certainly not the same player with Mets pinstripes that he was in Colorado purple.

ROCKIES LINEUP

METS LINEUP

2. Josh Rutledge (R) 2B 2. Omar Quintanilla (L) SS
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF 3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF 4. Marlon Byrd (R) RF
5. Wilin Rosario (R) C 5. Josh Satin (R) 1B
6. Todd Helton (L) 1B 6. Zach Lutz (R) 3B
7. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 7. Juan Lagares (R) CF
8. Jonathan Herrera (S) SS 8. Anthony Recker (R) C
9. Tyler Chatwood (R) P 9. Jeremy Hefner (R) P

FIRST PITCH: 4:10 pm

TV: NOT TELEVISED  |  RADIO: 850 KOA

WEATHER: 94°F

IN GAME CHAT

 

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Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

The game is televised in New York, so those with mlb.tv will be able to see this game. I wonder if it will be blacked out in Denver even though it is not being televised on ROOT?

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Driving home, flip on 850 … Cuddy line drive … he’s going for 2! I instinctively think “I like the aggressiveness, must be 2 outs, way the Rox offense is going you can’t have any faith that they’ll get 2 more hits (or a double) to bring him home.” Out at 2nd. Announcers: “first out of the inning.” Me: you gotta be kidding me. Coulda stayed at 1st, been bunted over, 2 chances to tie the game. Play for the… Read more »

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I like your thinking Ag but it would have been interesting to see Rosario try to lay down a bunt. Do you put Yorvit in to pinch hit and lay down the bunt???

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

I don’t know if Rosario can bunt. All I know is its not a good sign when Rosario is batting 5th. Did they have any other position players left?

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

And here comes Pomeranz — starting on Sunday. Nicasio sent down.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

A few random thoughts tonight: -Since DrewPo was scratched from his start in COS tonight, it can be reasonably assumed that he will make his start on Sunday in place of Nicasio. If that is indeed the case, why not send Nicasio down today and bring up someone, anyone. It can be another BP arm, or just another position player to fill in the interim until Sunday. Am I missing something here? Just once I would like to see this… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Cisco, let’s hope they have someone in a Rockies uniform instead of Nicasio before Sunday. You’re right — most teams would take advantage of this situation to effectively play with a 26th player. You just call up someone (Blackmon?) now, then when Pom is activated you send down someone else (Pacheco has options, and if people haven’t noticed let me just say he’s not exactly tearing it up). But not our Rockies … remember when they played shorthanded for a… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

Have you guys noticed that when someone is struggling (Other than Cargo and Tulo) that they seem to stay struggling…. For example, Pacheco is usually as consistent a hitter as they come but he has fallen into a slump and can’t get out. There are several names that fall into that category on the Rox or that are now gone. Can one blame coaching for this?

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

Each year there is a game for the Rox that I say “OK, that’s it, they’re done”. The Mets game yesterday might have been it. It will be if they do terribly against the NL West this coming week. base running mistakes by LeMahieu and Cuddyer — they’re desperate, believing that if they don’t get that extra base they’ll never cross the plate. No confidence that the guys behind them will hit. They’ve seen in other teams what it takes… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  DRH

Perfect analogy…fits this team to a “T”.

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