Cuddy In, McBride Out For Marlins Series

Michael Cuddyer is being activated tonight and will be thrown right back into the thick of things, hitting cleanup.  If his wife Claudia is to be believed, and there is no reason why she shouldn’t be, Michael wasn’t hurt enough to be on the 15-day DL but the team needed to move him there because they needed the space on the roster during his brief injury.

Cuddyer played in two games during his rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 6-for-9 (.667) with a double, a home run and 3 RBIs.

To make room for Cuddyer on the roster, Matt McBride was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.  McBride appeared in nine games in his first taste of the Major Leagues where he hit .200 (4-for-20) with 1 double and 2 RBI for the Rockies in his nine games.  Before his call-up McBride played 91 games for the Sky Sox where he hit .354 (130-for-367) with 36 doubles, 5 triples, 10 home runs, 77 RBI and an OPS of .941

Tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins will feature Alex White going against Ricky Nolasco.  Nolasco is 3-6 with a 5.66 ERA, while White is 2-3 with a 6.08 ERA over 47 innings.

This is the second of two series against the Marlins this season. Miami took the first 3-game series these two teams played 5/21-23 2-games-1. The Rockies are 49-30 all-time against the Marlins in Denver and 79-81 against Marlins overall. Colorado is 8-5 at Coors Field against the Marlins since 2008. the Rockies have won three of their last four series against the Marlins at home, since 2008.

EYj High: Eric Young Jr. continued his hot-streak at the plate yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and 2 runs scored.  Young also homered on Tuesday and this marks the first time in his Major League career to hit a home run in consecutive games.  The multi-hit game was his 10th in 13 starts since 7/31, and his fifth consecutive game with at least two hits.  Since 7/31, Young is batting .464 (26-for-56) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 RBI, 14 runs and a 1.214 OPS (.500 OBP, .714 SLG).

EYj also leads the Majors with his .464 batting average since 7/31 and he is tied with Derek Jeter with his 26 hits since that date…additionally, Young is batting an MLB-best .451 (23-for-51) with 12 runs scored in 14 games during the month of August.

WARM FUZZY STAT:  In a mostly failed season across the board, finding something to cheer about is pretty difficult.  Today’s warm and fuzzy stat is that during the month of August, the Rockies own a team batting line of: .310 average (148-for-477), 38 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs, 69 RBI and 72 runs scored in 14 games. The Rockies .310 average this month comes into today just percentage points behind Detroit for the MLB-lead in batting average this month. Colorado pounded out 11 more hits yesterday, marking the 9th time in 14 games this month that the Rockies have had at least 10 hits.  The Rockies are now batting a National League-best .280 as a team since the All-Star break.

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Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Baseball in Colorado is fun again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

and there’s my subtitle for the post-game…thanks Ag!

Bob in WV
Bob in WV
8 years ago

Magic number is down to 64. Anyone got pennant fever yet?

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

I’ll take what I can get this year, Bob.

Chacin rehab start in the Springs: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 R. 91 pitches, 55 strikes. He’ll be starting for the Rockies by Tuesday …

… Tracy just semi-criticized the 4 man/75 pitch thing. And the DP pointed out something I hadn’t noticed: they won’t let Pomeranz pitch on 3 days rest. I think the silliness is about to end.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Hope you are right Ag

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill, I actually think I’m wrong … for this year. But it’s telling that they’re always giving Pomeranz — the guy they really care about — at least 4 days rest. I think next spring the come in with a regular 5 man rotation. Believe it or not I’d actually prefer the 4 man rotation, but you’d need to have the right kind of pitchers to make it work.

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

Nice to see them finally getting a streak together, albeit against teams that have been almost as disappointing as them (the Brewers) and more disappointing (the Marlins). Frankly I’m surprised at how good EY has been playing. I didn’t think he could hit enough to play regularly, but maybe I was wrong and Pooter was right. Still think if he is going to play in the OF it has to be in left with Dex in center and Cargo in… Read more »

Jeem
Jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Nice write-up Jaredean. Needed to get the EYj stats out there. Must have taken some work. I had reported Pomeranz went on three days’ rest his last start and I was wrong: apologies everyone. Is there such thing as a 4 1/2 man rotation? Sometimes you get a start like Chacin’s down in CS, but generally (at least with this group) it’s been uncanny how that third trip through the line-up poses doom. I’ve been wondering about the 4/75 thing… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

Jeem, the Rockies are going to have to hire a mathematician to figure out how to implement a 3-day rest schedule for 3 pitchers and a 4-day rest schedule for Pomeranz. And the Meta need one too. They say they’re going with a 6-man/5-day rest rotation, except RA Dickey will stay on 4 days rest because they think the knuckler is less effective when he’s too rested. My brain hurts.

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