Bullpen Woes Continue in 12-7 Loss

Right from the start of the game, the Rockies were playing catching but could never reel in the Arizona D-backs as they fell 12-7.  In the seventh inning, they rallied to within 7-6.  But the bullpen woes continued when they gave up two in the eighth and three more in the ninth inning.  Arizona scored in every inning except the second and seventh.  Juan Nicasio once again failed to last six innings giving up 11 hits in the process.  The highlight of the night was Brandon Barnes’ inside-the-park home run.  The lowlight of the night was moving Micheal Cuddyer to third base in the ninth inning and three balls found him that NoDo would  have vacuumed easily.

Tonight was the MLB draft.  With the eighth overall pick, Denver native Kyle Freeland of Thomas Jefferson High was selected.  He has a great wipeout slider which was rated a 7 on a 2 to 8 scale.  With the competitive balance pick (35th overall), Colorado chose to go with a high school second baseman who has a mature bat in Forrest Wall.  The team’s third pick, 2nd round and 48th overall, was Ryan Castellani a right handed high school pitcher.  Colorado decided to go with the high risk/high reward strategy for this selection.

Boone Logan was placed on the DL along with Jordan Lyles tonight and the only corresponding move was recalling Chris Martin.  The Rockies played with only 24 men tonight saving a spot for Eddie Butler who makes his debut Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Coors Field.

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Jeem
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Jeem
6 years ago

All’s quiet on the Western Front? Mass suicide?

6-7, top of 8th, Ottavino on. I’m thinking yes, we have a chance… AARGH!!!
And hey, hasn’t Belisle been slick in the 9th lately?

OK, let’s go get some Dodger meat. Sic ’em Eddie!

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

The June swoon is on! Time for my annual “suspect Dan O’Dowd use of Uncle Charlie’s (and Dickie’s) Money” post. 2014 edition. Danno was given some mad money and chose to buy the following: A slightly damaged mediocre lefty reliever: 5 million A centerfielder to start 1/3 of our games: 4 million An increasingly ineffective setup man in his mid 30s re-signed): 4 million A 41 year old “closer” (never too late to graduate!): 3 million (I’m excluding Morneau, since… Read more »

Trip
Trip
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ah, Mr Agbayani, come sit beside me at the Rox Purple Kool Aid Bar in seat 30b.

Just another DoD year.

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
6 years ago
Reply to  Trip

Me thinks that there will be about 10 new stools at the Rox Kool-Ade Bar…

Seats 30c, 30d, 30e, 30f, 30g, 30h, 30i, 30j, 30k, 30l…

Just throw me over in the corner near the men’s room…I may have to go inside to barf on a regular basis.

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Ha Ed! you’re cracking me up!

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I understand that we had to free up the money from Dex to sign Morneau. Not sure I believe it but I understand the theory.

But 2 questions that obviously the SMIB (or the guy who has pictures of Charlie and Dick in a threesome with California Chrome). One, what have the Rockies used the money they no longer pay Todd. And does Brothers have options left? If not he needs to develop and owie.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
6 years ago

Memo to Dick Monfort: Dear Dick, You are off the hook. You now have a reason why your team won’t get to 90 wins as you predicted in the Spring. That darn injury bug has hit your team once again. What’s an owner to do? The injury god’s once again have bitten your team. What do you do about the malaise that seems to hover over the entire organization? Sort of like a black cloud that’s been coming over Coors… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
6 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Great alcoholic analogy Cisko. But you could apply that to the fans drifting away, too. They may slip away 10 by 10, 100 by 100 but at the first sign of 5 game winning streak they’ll be back. Remember, this is Denver, where the Broncos were a sorrier franchise for, what, 26 years before their first playoff, and they kept coming out in droves, year after year after year after year. There’s enuf other teams’ fans here that even if… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Mixed bag from Butler. Results not so good, but generally I liked what I saw (first time I’ve seen him pitch). Probably pretty amped up and overthrowing some, but much as you can’t teach height in basketball, you can’t teach velocity in baseball (or at least not too much of an extent), so I’m glad to see a starter who actually throws hard. The rest should come …. now as for the offense: lame. Particularly that awful bottom third of… Read more »

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag,as seems to be may role here to respectfully disagree again on your picking on the bottom of the order[although not DJ this time].McHenry was 2 for 3 with a double and Culbertson was 2 for 4 with a triple and RBI.There is a reason why lessor bats bat down in the order and you can’t expect them to carry the team.McHenry was on base 3 times and Culbertson twice.That was as good as anyone else in the lineup except… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

1. How the hell do you miss that badly on a throw on a pitchout? Isn’t McKenry the defensive specialist?

2. Thank goodness they didn’t let Cargo play CF. He might have had a series of injuries that could have pretty much rendered him ineffective all season. Oops … so much for that plan.

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