DLR Shelled

Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 31.50) was allegedly “too excited” Monday night.  He made his 2015 Colorado Rockies debut and lasted 2 innings.  He gave-up 9 runs (7 earned) on 53 pitches (33 strikes), 9 hits, walked a batter and struck-out 3, as the Rockies lost to the San Diego Padres and Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 1.47) 14-3 at Coors Field in Denver.  In additional uplifting and encouraging news, Colorado 3rd-baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched after tweaking his wrist during batting practice, which sounds like a “ding,” and Corey Dickerson left the game after grounding-out in the 3rd with plantar fasciitis, which sounds like trouble.

Wil Myers squared-up De La Rosa’s 2nd pitch for a single to center leading-off the game.  Derek Norris followed with a double that moved Myers to 3rd, and right-fielder Matt Kemp drove them both home with a double up the middle.  Justin Upton singled and Kemp advanced to 3rd.  After DLR struck-out Will Middlebrooks, Jedd Gyorko doubled Kemp home, Upton to 3rd, and Yonder Alonzo followed with a single that plated both runners.  After the Rockies went meekly against Despaigne in the 1st, Myers led-off for San Diego with a shower falling in the 2nd, and grounded sharply under the glove of Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.  Norris and Kemp followed with singles, Kemp’s driving-in Myers, then after another DLR strike-out, Middlebrooks tripled to score Norris and came home on an Alonzo sacrifice fly.

Christian Friedrich came-on for De La Rosa in the 3rd.  He lasted 2-2/3, falling apart in the 5th after one was out.  LaTroy Hawkins relieved the left-hander with 2-out and surrendered a run-scoring single to Kemp and a 2-run homer to Will Venable, who came-on for Upton, that should have been caught by Carlos Gonzalez (if anybody cared).  Hawkins was only good for an out, and it took scoreless innings from Brooks Brown, Rafael Betancourt, Adam Ottavino, and Boone Logan to get the Rockies back to the clubhouse.

Colorado scored twice in the 4th on singles by Tulowitzki, Gonzalez, Justin Morneau, and Rafael Ynoa. They got a bonus tally in the 9th when Daniel Descalso singled with 2 outs and scored on Charlie Blackmon’s triple.

Game 2 of the 4-game set is tonight at Coors at 6:40.  The Rockies will send another left-hander, Tyler Matzek, out against righty Brandon Morrow of the Padres.

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RocketMan
RocketMan
5 years ago

Well, so far, the answers to those pre-season questions are all negative: 1) Can any of the starters step up ? No. 2) Are any of the kids ready for the bigs? No. 3) Can the Rockies avoid the injury plagues? No. 4) Is Cargo healed up and back to being a 5-tool player? No. 5) Has Tulo healed up and back to being an offensive force? No. 5) Can Drew Stubbs figure out how to hit again? No. 6)… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago
Reply to  RocketMan

I recognize that Morneau’s valiant attempt to make the over the shoulder catch on the foul bloop with a high degree of difficulty, but had that been recorded an “E” it was five unearned runs for Friedrich/Hawkins. Friedrich was way past his pitch limit trying to save the bullpen comrades, but the Morneau miss prolonged his outing by at least ten pitches.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago
Reply to  RocketMan

It is easy to push the panic button after our performances over the last four games, but it’s too early to have definitive answers to your questions. I’ll agree on #5b though – I feel like Stubbs is done. He is overthinking at the plate and waiting to react to the pitch which is already over the plate by the time he starts. He needs to get in the mind of a pitcher and try to sit on a certain… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
5 years ago

1) Can any of the starters step up ? No. Still early to call Butler, Matzek and Lyles 2) Are any of the kids ready for the bigs? No. Does anybody think Parker and Wheeler are a step down from Stubbs? 3) Can the Rockies avoid the injury plagues? No. Can any team? Look at the Mets, tho there farm depth might be better. 4) Is Cargo healed up and back to being a 5-tool player? No. He’s healed up… Read more »

DonnyDinger
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DonnyDinger
5 years ago

Was it just me, or was the five minutes of CarGo I saw last night looking like “I don’t want to get hurt trying too hard out here?” I hate to even suggest that, and I’d give it a pass on a 14-3 night. But if it becomes a trend … I agree, there may be something going on under the hat right now. There is no room for error on this roster if outfielders start to get hurt. Plantar… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
5 years ago
Reply to  DonnyDinger

Aw Frazier thinks BABIP is another kinda mayonnaise to put on his hot dog. That’s one of the reasons he’s retiring at the end of the season, no statistical clue

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
5 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

He’s retiring?

Good things come to those who wait.

IMHO he is the worst of the worst in the “color” portion of a baseball broadcast. I’m sure there are many others, but in my lifetime, for my money he is head and shoulders above any I’ve heard in the poor category.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago

News flash – Baby Bull optioned to make room for John Axford. News flash #2 – Hawkins on DL (biceps injury), Oberg recalled. Oberg still needs another day or two of rest. A little better with Hawk out of the pen. Doesn’t the Bridich have the nerve to ask for waivers on Stubbs and add Tim Wheeler? Dickerson & CarGo swap spots in the hitting order (Dickey in 2-hole and CarGo in 6-hole). With the bench missing Rosario, who are… Read more »

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