CHACIN!!!

It broke your heart, just a little, to see Jhoulys Chacin come out of the game in the ninth inning with one out left in the game. To be sad that a Rockies starter would come out in the ninth inning of ANY game is an emotion few fans have felt, at least for a very long time. But after his flat out dominant pitching performance, especially against the hated Philies, every Rockies faithful felt the hope of a complete game shutout.

To put his dominance in perspective: he pitched 8 2/3 innings and had only thrown 86 pitches. Of those 86 pitches 69 of them were strikes!!! He was poised to put the Philies away on a 5-0 shutout, but after getting Laynce Nix out on an excellent play by DJ at second he gave up a single to Revere that was just out of the reach of Cuddy. He got Frandsen to ground out, but Revere advanced to second and then Rollins doubled him home. Howard was up next and singled Rollins home and the score was 5-2 and Weiss took the ball from Chacin and his night was done.

It was the first time, in a long time, that the fans were booing and it wasn’t because of a bad performance. The boos were directed at Weiss for pulling him out instead of letting him finish the game. The standing ovation, and Chacin’s hat tip to the crowd, made it easier to take. The icing on the cake was Brothers shutting Domonic “The Giant” Brown down and high fives all around.

The offense wasn’t dormant either, which could have happened given the outburst of hits and runs from Saturday nights 10 run win. Baby Bull started it off with a home run to left, an absolute bullet, and that was the only run scored until the seventh. Cargo hit his 20th home run into the Rockies bullpen racking up 2 RBI’s and Jordan and Nolan both notched the other 2 RBI’s. Josh Rutledge continued to play cold and DJ LeMahieu didn’t notch a hit either.

The Fathers Day win was not only a series win against the Philies, who the Rockies haven’t beat (series wise) since 2007, but it also salvaged the home series for the Rockies with a 5-5 split. And the game time of 2:18 was a nice little gift to all of the fathers. It wasn’t quite as fast as the record for Rockies, that would be Aaron Cook using 74 pitches and 1 hour and 58 minutes to shutout the Padres on July 1st, 2008.

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Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

I caught only the last couple of innings on KOA, but it sounds like WW made the right call bringing in Brothers. After a fine performance like that, the right move was to get Chacin the W and put the game away.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

Well, as I mentioned in an earlier post, it seems that if the Rox are to win a series they must lose the first game. That said, I am not pulling for a loss in Game #1 in Toronto. I agree with Miketober that it was wise to pull Chacin when they did. The shutout was gone and the complete game is irrelevant come September. Lock down the win and be done with it. Here’s a shout out to Jaredean’s… Read more »

Jaredean
Jaredean
7 years ago

I agree as well. Good move by WW, just wish Cuddy could have caught that fly to right.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Read in the DP that Cuddy manned up and admitted fear of reinjuring his ribs kept him from making the catch. Much rather have Chacin loose his shutout that the over-paid Cuddier to injury reserve. Exciting week ahead with the pitching situation–who’s Oswalt going to spell?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Three weeks ago today, on the morning of Memorial Day, the Rox woke up with a record of 27-23 and would play 15 of their next 20 games at home. Four of the twenty games would be against the Astros. Three weeks later the team went an unimpressive 10-10 (7-8 at home). Was this a disappontment? Miraculosuly, they sit only a half game out of first place. Loking forward, the Rox now play 19 of their next 26 games away… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I’m going to go out on a limb and say they go 16-10 in the next 26 games you mention.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

I’m looking a bit shorter sighted-the next 3 series…Toronto, Wash, and Boston…I’m just hoping we don’t get swept at all and go a minimum of 3-5 when we return home. Putting on the Purple-tinted glasses, I’m hoping 2-1 against Toronto, 2-1 against Wash and 1-1 against Boston (is it OK to hate the Red Sox again?) to go 5-3.

Do we know what “the thinking” is on where Oswalt will start? (I think I just re-worded Doc’s question).

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

oops..just noticed we play 4 against Wash…that’s why my college degrees aren’t in Math. I’ll be happy to split against them.

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

It is always ok to hate the Red Sox. We all rooted for them until they finally won the World Series the first time. Suddenly, their fans became as obnoxious as Yankees fans. That sweep in ’07 should not be forgotten either as payback may be a long time in coming.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

My thoughts exactly on the Red Sox…my college roomie was from Gloucester Mass. and a die-hard Sox fan. Lost track of him prior to 2004 but I did root for them in the AL…until ’05 when ‘everyone’ was a Red Sox fan. That sweep sucked..I had great seats…for game 5. Story of my life. ๐Ÿ™

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Whoa, easy there ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s not paint with a broad brush about anybody’s fans…

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Bob

egossage
egossage
7 years ago

I heard Klatt say Oswalt will start Thursday so we’ll see.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago
Reply to  egossage

Heard yesterday after the game that it was Klatt’s last day with Root Sports. He’s going to Fox Sports 1. They are supposed to be direct competition for ESPN and they have also hired Charissa Thompson away from ESPN. I wish them luck but will not be watching them as I have zero interest in listening to Joel Klatt.

http://www.denverpost.com/dustysaunders/ci_23229296/dusty-saunders-joel-klatt-leave-root-sports-new

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Yeah Klatt can get a little annoying to listen to.

egossage
egossage
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I could do without Helmer as well. Just get a guy like Vin Scully and get rid of everyone else.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Someone in between what the Rockie have and Vin Scully. My apologies to any oldschool fans, but I prefer to have a broadcaster who you actually don’t need to check his pulse every so often. Thats a dig at his commentary style, not his age. Dude is flat out boring.

Jaredean
Jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Scully is and always will be the man. Love that guy, grew up listening to him and his descriptions are far from boring. Personally I loved Helmer, but can see that he was a little “wild” for the old school faithful. I just want someone passionate in the booth calling a game that gets passionate about plays, calls and what the team is doing. I want to hear more criticism and less company line. I was listening to the Philies… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Can someone please identify the player in the picture in this thread that is standing just behind Chacin with sunglasses on? It looks like his number is either 46 or 48. If it is 48, than Esmil Rogers just came back to the Rox. If it is 46, than the only other guess is that it’s Edwar Cabrera. If it’s Cabrera, does this mean he’s close to getting back from the DL?

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

That dude looks a little too Hollywood for the Rox (note the jewelry), and mysteriously enough, there is no #46 or #48 on the roster at coloradorockies.com. I googled up a pic of Cabrera and Sunglasses Man doesn’t look much like Cabrera.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Its definately Cabrera, and no clue when he’s due back. Have to think not soon if he isn’t in the minors getting work.

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