Cargo, Tulo and Helton…Oh My!

How many times has RISP played into this seasons games? Well, tonights affair is no different. However, with the Rockies RISP number of 1 for 9, the discussion thankfully is focused on how in the world did the Rockies put up a 12 spot on the Reds?

The answer lies squarely on the bats of CarGo, Tulo and Helton.

Those three combined for six home runs and 11 of the 12 RBI’s! Wow! Plus, of the 20 hits on the night, the same three put up 1/2 of them.

The rest of the starters got into the hit parade as well with Arenado putting up four hits, Cuddy putting up two and even Garland got into the mix with two. The only starters without hits on the night would be EYj (0-5) and Rosario (0-5).

On the other side of the equation was the pitching. With many calling for Garlands keys to the kingdom, he possibly could have been pitching for his starters job. Thankfully, for him as well as for the team, he calmed down and put up a nice five innings.

That’s right, five innings.

Sure, he went six innings, but the first was anything but nice. Of the five hits and four runs on the night for the Reds, three hits and all four runs came in the first inning.

And then he settled down.

Five innings later he hadn’t given up another hit and left the game with a five run lead. He was replaced by Lopez for one (0 hits, 1 BB) and Ottavino for the last two (1 hit, 2 K’s).

So, the 1 for 9 with RISP didn’t tell the story tonight. The story hinged on Cargo’s MLB record for the longest HR of the season (476 FT), his other two home runs on the night as well as Tulo’s five hits and two HR’s. If these two heat up at the same time the rest of the NL West might wanna look out. Shoot, the rest of the MLB as well.

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TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

This one was fun to watch-especially while i was doing some chores after work while doing it! I was telling my daughter’s boyfriend (a Diamondbacks fan, but a good guy) that the Rockies are like that bi-polar crazy relative…we lose 3 of 4 to Houston, but then take 2 of 3 from Cincy on the road with a starter that will probably soon be sent down-its enough to drive you crazy! I sincerely hope that after an offensive output like… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Jared I agree. That interview had me thinking what a cool job Marc Stout has.

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

I think it must have been the juiced baseballs they use in Cincinnati.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

I missed this game, but looked at the boxscore when I got home late last night. I had to record the re-run of the game after seeing what happened in the boxscore. LOL

sam
sam
7 years ago

what a crazy game!!! after garland gave up the 3 run homer my head sank to the ground I didn’t see a way back from that, not against the reds on the road. However cargo and tulo just constantly remind us how special they really are and how critical they are to the team, btw ESPN screwed Cargo by by saying the moonshot went about 450 feet when we all know it was further than that, it almost cleared the… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

1-9 with RISP. Pitiful, just pitiful…. 🙂

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Tulo, Cargo, and Cuddy are 1,3,4 in the NL in OPS (players with >100 AB).
Cargo and Tulo are 2nd and 3rd in HR.
Tulo 2nd in RBI, Cargo 6th in RBI
Tulo, Cuddy, Cargo are 1-3-11 in AVG.
Tulo,Cuddy,Cargo 5-6-7 in OBP
Tulo, Cargo, Cuddy 1-2-3 in slugging.

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