Brothers Is Sunday Savior

“Big Money” jumped started the Rockies to a 7-0 lead off starter Ross Detwiler with four RBIs in his first three ABs. The Rockies held on for a 7-6 win after Rex Brothers was called upon for a four-out save. “Big Money” hit a solo HR in the second inning, drove in a run with a single in the third inning, and had a two-run single in the fourth inning. D.J. LeMahiru and Wilin Rosario added run scoring singles to go along with Nolan Arenado’s 7th blast of the year. The entire offense had just four hits off the Nationals bullpen after Detwiler was chased.

Washington scratched out two runs off Jorge De La Rosa (8-4) in the fourth inning after Roger Bernardina and Ian Desmond led off the inning with a single and a double, respectively. Both scored on two sacrifices. The Nationals made a four run rally off slumping reliever Matt Belisle. They had the bases loaded with two outs when Ryan Zimmerman grounded an infield hit up the middle that Josh Rutledge kicked away. At that point Brothers came in and promptly gave up a two-run double to pinch hitter Jhonaton Solano that made the score 7-6 and Desmond up at the plate. In the most critical battle of the game, Brothers won the matchup with a strike out. He promptly finished the game with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

With the victory, the Rockies went back up north of .500 (39-38) and won yet another Sunday game. They have a day off tomorrow before playing a short two-game set in Boston. The DH will be in play and hopefully the offense will keep streaking. Not to make excuses, but the Toronto Blue Jays are still on a win streak of their own, picking up their 11th consecutive win today where the Rockies were the victims in three of their games. Arizona, San Francisco, and San Diego all lost today enabling the Rockies to move up into third place four games (I look at the loss column) back of the front runners and a percentage point behind the Giants.

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Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Big Money looked underpaid today. Agree Colvin and Cargo continue to swing blindly just like Ed pointed out yesterday If I was WW I’d have them both spend half an hour with Bichette watching a video loop of their myriad strikeouts. Not a way to build confidence, but maybe it would get them to actually concentrate on the ball. Embarrassing.

And how about DLR? How many 3rd out strikeouts did he have today. Glad he picked up the win.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Doc

I keep arguing that “big money”[i.e.overpaid] Cuddyer looks like a bargin this year!

DRH
DRH
7 years ago
Reply to  Doc

Why don’t we just start calling him ‘Money’? He has been this year.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  DRH

When he ties Dimaggio’s streak we’ll start saying he’s worth the money. Just kidding there…also, I just jinxed him.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

Hard to believe it, TJ, but a couple of games ago Cuddy only just passed the 1/3 point of DiMaggio’s streak. Heck, DiMaggio had a 17 game streak that started the day after the 56 game streak ended. Cuddy is barely past that one. Sure shows how amazing that streak was.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Bob, you are right. That 56 game streak followed by a 17 game streak is incredible. It always galls me when Drew will say, so and so has hit in 4 games in a row. Huh!! And he’s not the only one.

They shouldn’t even mention a streak until its at least in double figures.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Off topic, but check out the box score of last night’s Modesto Nuts game. They three a no hitter.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Dan Winkler threw 7 hitless innings and was pulled after 102 pitches. The BP closed out the no-no with two hitless inn.

Winkler leads the Cal League in wins (10-2), Ks, ERA (1.99) & IP.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Winkler hasn’t been on anyone’s top prospects list. Who is he? Is he a prospect? Is he likely to get a promotion to Tulsa midyear?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Cubs DFA Carlos Marmol. Would the Rox have any interest? Rox have had good history trading with Cubs and perhaps a change of scenery will help Marmol.

jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

are you kidding? They RELEASED Ian Stewart! Forget Marmol, Ian is the steal of the century!!!

(tongue FIRMLY in cheek for those that can’t tell)…

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

N-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o !!!!!!

jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

You don’t like that? Maybe we can grab Reid Brignac who just cleared waivers and is a free agent!!! Man, we could get all of our old guys to come back and really make a run at it! 😉

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

It’s a shame the Angels picked up Brad Hawpe before us. Boy could we really use him.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Can we trade Marmol for Wilton Lopez?

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

N-o-o-o-o-o-o !!!

jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

I think we’d be better off just sitting Lopez for the rest of the season than having Marmol pitch for us…that guy scares me and not in a good way.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

No matter how disappointing Wilton Lopez is, Carlos Marmol is more disappointing and has blown up consistently over the past few years. We don’t want either Marmol or Stewart.

Or for that matter Brigniac or Chris Nelson

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Jaredean, we’ve already sent Nelson and Brignac to the Yankees. Maybe we should see if they want Culberson or Wheeler from Colorado Springs. If we send them enough infielders, maybe one will stick.

jaredean
jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

ha! so true…i’m sure we could find some more dead weight to toss their way…i can think of a few arms i’d like to give them (preferably before tonight’s game)

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