Brutal

It should have been a turn around game for a team that plays well at home against a team that plays horribly on the road.

But, it ended up another terrible outing in a string of terrible outings, as the Rockies lost to the Huston Astros 6-3. All three runs came via Tulo who hit two home runs and an RBI double. Tulo was 3-4 on the day and Cuddy was 3-5.

And that was pretty much it as far as offense went. Again, RISP was an issue (1-8) and CarGo, Arenado, LeMahieu and Rosario were a combined 0-15.

Chatwood did an admirable job on the mound, going six innings, allowing two runs on four hits. His 10 strikeouts was a team high and he left the game with the score tied 2-2. Escalona gave up a run and Brothers kept it close, but in the ninth the latest member of the team, Scahill, pull the wheels off with his horrible pitching: 1ip, 4h, 3r and 1HR. What could have been a close game in the bottom of the ninth (3-2) became an almost insurmountable mountain at 6-2.

The Rockies that knew how to hit might have scaled it. The current iteration, not so much.

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Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Worst decision so far for our rookie manager, going to Scahill in the 9th, trailing by just one run. Scahill was brought up to pitch low leverage situations — basically mop up work. He is clearly the 13th man on our bloated 13 man staff. You never, ever, ever, ever, ever go to that guy in a high leverage situation unless you’ve literally used up every other pitcher. Weiss had Outman (didn’t pitch yesterday), Lopez (ditto), Ottavino (ditto, although his… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

I know this is turning into a full blown rant, but … to folks who’ll say “the bullpen was burned over the weekend and in that 12 inning game on Monday; Weiss had no choice but to go to Scahill.” Think about this: if that’s the case, if Weiss knows Belisle and maybe Ottavino aren’t available today, then he’s got to manage his bullpen better so he isn’t forced into using Scahill in a critical inning in a very winnable… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Wow…I am actually on the same page as Agbayani for once! I’m going to say that 3 of the past 4 losses are directly related to the AWFUL decision to pull Chatwood in a 4-0 game May 24 in SF and blow 3 relievers for what could have easily been a game completed under only 1 reliever. Here is how our BP has been used since. May 24-Chatwood (6 inn) Outman, Belisle, Lopez May 25-Nicasio (5 inn) Outman, Ottavino, Brothers,… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I think both of Ag’s comments pretty much sums it up.

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

The way the Astros have pitched this series against the Rockies, I predict they will win 110 games this season.

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

The good news is that Seth Smith and his pals in Oakland have been sticking it to the Giants. Another costly error for Scutaro last night.

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago

We always hear how the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint, but, boy lately, it’s seems like our runners have pulled up to the curb to retie their shoes and can’t decide which one to do first. So…we’re still holding fine in the standings but the young hitters are trending towards that “pitch one high and tight then breaking balls away” brand of failed hitting scouting report. Give it to CarGo, he hit some shots last night but… Read more »

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

sabr,

I’m just curious, who do you consider our young hitters?

jobers10
jobers10
7 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

You (saberchip) mentioned CarGo pulling up on grounders when he’s running to first (as if he is not paid millions of dollars to run those out, just as Cuddyer does EVERY time)…is it just me, or did it appear as if Cargo could have gotten to Paredes’s single in the top of the ninth and prevented Crowe from going first-to-third (scoring on the safety squeeze on the subsequent batter)???? It appeared to me as if he had just stuck’er in… Read more »

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  jobers10

I don’t have cable so am stuck with Jack’n’Jerry. Last night they were blabbering about how easy it is to get up for a game against a good team like the Yankees and how hard it is to get up for a game against a bad team like the Astros. If it’s so hard to beat the Astros, how did they end up with the worst record in baseball? To add insult to injury, sometimes KOA runs a highlight from… Read more »

Ian
Ian
7 years ago

The bullpen will be toast very quickly if they don’t let the starters go longer. There has to be some kind of organizational rule that’s keeping these guys from throwing more than 90 pitches. They were just smart enough not to tell everyone this year.

If the starters can’t start throwing more than 6 on the very rare occasion, the season is over.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

I’m at a loss for words other than using profanity; don’t know what to make of our performance against the As-lows. My mind says don’t bother watching the game tonight, but I always end up watching them anyhow. With Lucas Harrell pitching tonight, I’m betting on a shut out. We made Harrell look like a Cy Young pitcher last year. So what’s new this year????

Liz
Liz
7 years ago

Scabrchip love the way you put things. Unfortunately, I agree with everyone from the manager on down they just must play better/faster/longer it is not like they do not know how.

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

I won’t be watching tonight as my favorite pitcher takes the mound (Nicasio). It has worked the last two games, he has pitched well! What is with Pacheco, Arenado, and Rosario? Their at bats were aweful last night! I was pretty pumped to see my boy Eric Young Jr. put down a bunt for a base hit last night! The way Scahill looked in his previous outings I have to say I was confident when he took the mound that… Read more »

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