Colorado Completes 5-1 Home Stand

Colorado completed the home part of the home-and-home series against the Yankees with a sweep.  They rolled to a 6-3 victory over New York a night after receiving a scare from them holding on to win 13-10.  For the first time in what seemed like forever, the Rockies dominated at home finishing the home stand at 5-1 with the lone loss coming on a Will Myers three-run game-winning blast on the night Jake McGee was pitching on one knee.

The Rockies scored the all-important run first (their record is quite poor when the other team scores first) in the third when DJLM doubled and came home on NoDo’s single.  Chad Bettis failed to get a shutdown inning giving up two runs (one unearned) with two outs when New York took a 2-1 lead.

Colorado used a mixture of small ball and power to take a 5-3 lead in the fifth.  Chuck_Nazty led off with a walk and stole second base before DJLM brought him home with a single.  One batter later, NoDo swatted a two-run shot for the go-ahead lead at 4-2.  They were not done as Tulo2.7 doubled before Mark Reynolds brought him home with a run-scoring single to expand the lead to 5-2.  Chettis once again could not come up with a shutdown inning in the top of the sixth.  He gave up three singles after two were out to allow the Yankees to creep within 5-3.

In the eighth, the great Aroldis Chapman appeared at Coors.  After two outs were recorded, Chuck_Nazty had a single which was followed by DJLM’s triple for an insurance run to make the score 6-3 after eight.  Miguel Castro, Boone Logan, and Jason Motte combined (2/3 inning each) for no hits and no walks to keep New York at bay.  Newly anointed closer, Carlos Estevez, did not need an insurance run as he had a 1-2-3 inning on 13 pitches to send the Yanks out of town to Minnesota.

Colorado put the brakes on the annual slide into oblivion by going 8-2 over the last ten games to raise their record to 32-33.  They go to Miami for a four-game series starting Friday.  The Marlins announced that Jose Fernandez will skip his start Friday to limit his innings at 180-ish for this year coming off his own TJ.

In other news, Jose Reyes was DFA’ed which was expected.  The Rockies have ten days to trade, release him, or outright him to the minors (that Reyes can refuse due to MLB service time).  NoDo now has 20 HRs and 57 RBI on the season with about three weeks to go before the ASB.

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sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Nice!

There’s a couple of Reyes threads on Purple Row. I’m amazed how few people grasp (even almost a year later) the Tulo trade and how Reyes was basically in the deal to mitigate cost to the Jays.

NOCOgary
NOCOgary
4 years ago

Good game.Bettis looked much better.Now if ROX can learn how to deal with the swing bunt in front of the plate defense will be great!

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Ladies and Gents…..I’m going to propose something shocking. Let me preface it first: 1. I’ve long said our contention window opens in 2019. I’ve also said we can play 500 baseball in 2018. We “may” now be 1 year ahead of schedule, but I generally stand by my original timeline. I’m very excited, but still cautious. 2. I still maintain we need to trade Cargo for several reasons…..no change there. With those two caveats out of the way, here’s my… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Hmmmmmm…….Royals rumored to be interested in Reyes. Because we had to (correctly) play our cards and DFA’d, we don’t have much leverage (like…..zero) from the financial side, But…..if there are one or two more teams kicking the tires, we may can still get a low level Prospect in exchange for the certainty that the receiving team is paying league minimum. Think Yency Almonte for Tommy Kahnle type deal.

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

If the Rockies can get anyone to take Reyes, who cares what they get in return since any team can just wait and sign him after the Rockies release him without giving up anything.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

But in that scenario “any team” has to compete against “any other team.” Granted, there might not be “any other team,” but if there is, it becomes cash vs. prospect.

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

All I am saying is that it doesn’t matter what they get whether it be some monetary relief or even some worthless prospect. Anything that they can get in a trade has to be better than what they get by just releasing him. If they release him, any team can sign him for the pro-rated minimum salary and the Rockies have to pay the rest of what is owed.

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago

Rockies sign Robert Tyler (pick#38) at slot value and others.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/06/rockies-sign-multiple-top-draft-picks.html

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Rockies have signed all but Willie Abreu (their 7th pick) and Kenny Oakley (their 33rd pick) out of the first 33 rounds of picks. They have not signed anyone from rounds 34 through 40.

http://www.purplerow.com/2016/6/14/11936276/mlb-draft-signings-tracker-colorado-rockies-2016

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Oops, John Hendry is their 33rd pick and is not signed. Kenny Oakley is their 32nd pick and is signed.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
4 years ago

If the Rockies can take Omar Infante it might be a good motivator for the Royals. You can then try to recover some value in Infante and deal him next year. Who knows. LOL. The Rockies will need some overpriced vet to replace Descalso next year anyway, so might as well be Infante.

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