The Rockies with the exception of Basedahl never brought their bats nor their patience yesterday to Miller Park. Chettis put four of the first five batters on base in the first inning due to horrible command (single on strike 2 middle middle pitch, out, RBI grounder error, BB, and BB). The bases were juiced without any of them on via a hit before the Brewers put the game away with a two-run single with a 3-1 lead.
Colorado could not even sniff a threat nor a single walk against the pitcher that has been struggling in the last several starts. And he was the top five for most BB/9 per game.
The offensive, pun intended, problem will continue tonight cuz the front office has done a terrible job with the 40 man roster since we flipped the calendar to August. See Dr. C’s Musings’ feature article that goes into details on everything that went wrong with the 40-man roster manipulation.
Tonight the Rockies are seriously exposed in their lineup. Since DJLM has been scratched with a wrist inflammation, they are showing only 1-4 as a threat while 5-9 are automatic outs. Ryan Raburn playing at first base in the 5-hole. Check. Cross off. Dan Descalso second baseman in 6-hole. Check. Cross off. Nick Hundley. Check. Cross off. Christian Adames at SS in 8-hole. Cross off. Jon Gray. Cross off. Gray has been bad and will continue to be bad. Forecast – an easy night for Brewers’ pitching. Rockies won’t score more than two just like yesterday.