Dodgers Antivenom After Snakebite

What a difference a day makes.  Blame it on the delayed flights, the 100+ Arenado “family” in attendance or that the Rockies were finally tired of leaving runners stranded.  Whatever the reason, the Rockies took their weekend frustration at the plate out on Ted Lilly and his host of pitching companions as the Rockies put up 19 hits in a 12-2 rout of the Dodgers.

While the hitting was almost flawless, it was the pitching (and hitting!) of Chatwood that almost reigned supreme.

Almost.

Chatwood was flat-out masterful.  From the mound he threw six scoreless innings using 95 pitches in all.  He gave up five hits and struck out the same.  With the bat he almost outhit the entire Dodger team, going 3-4 with two RBI’s and a run.  All three of his hits were right up the middle, looking every bit as good as a silver slugger should.

The “Almost” refers to the other player who had quite a night.  That would be Mr. Nolan Arenado.  NoDo gave out more tickets than the average number of fans at a Marlins game, and it was a good thing he came through for his cheer section.  He notched his first major league hit, as well as his first home run, a deep shot to center in the fifth.  He finished with three hits, 2 RBI’s and 3 runs.

Arenado and Chatwood were just a few of those enjoying the “batting practice” being tossed in L.A.  CarGo and Rosario joined them in the “three-hit” club.  Dex and Rosario also joined Arenado in the HR club.  The only starter that didn’t get a hit was Cuddyer, who was robbed in his last at bat by a bad call, but it is hard to argue when you are up by double-digits.

OTHER NOTES:

  • The Dodgers used five of their normal pitchers and one position player, 2nd baseman Skip Schumaker, to pitch the nine.
  • The shutout was spoiled in the seventh as Ottavino gave up a two-run shot to Jerry Hairston.
  • The Rockies loaded the based like a bazillion times.
  • The Rockies are back on top of the NL West with the win and the Diamondback loss to the Giants.
  • 19 hits is a record for the Rockies in LA.
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Will
Will
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

And on the road, no less.

lwesche
lwesche
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Was fun to watch!

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago

Yep. Check back few threads ago. I said I’d take 3-4 on this road trip. Lets go guys.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

I wonder if the Rockies timed Nolan’s call up to coincide with him being near his hometown? Classy move if so.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

Hard to complain about anything after this game. LOL. One of those nights where everything went right. I agree jaredean, you got to love when these nights happen. Makes it even better when it is against a division opponent and makes it even better than that when it happens on the road against a division opponent where the Rox have historically played poorly. Would love to see the Rox win every game, but I agree with you sdcarp if the… Read more »

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

What is overlooked in all the hitting is that the Rockies may finally have one of their young pitchers ready for the Major League. That would be very encouraging!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  DRH

Right DRH. First time in a Rockies uniform that Chatwood really looked good. 96 pitches, 58 strikes, 0 BB (helps pitching with a lead, but last year he still would’ve been nibbling), 5 K, 9 groundouts, 2 flyouts. That’s just really good. I’m sure he wants to make it impossible for O’Dowd to send him back down to AAA when Chacin comes back, and so far he’s doing a good job of it. My guess: Garland and Francis may be… Read more »

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Very interesting article. I thought the Rox gave Stewart plenty of oppurtunities. Nelson also. I like Nelson and think he can be a major league player for years to come, but I think it should be in more of a backup role. Or a super utility type role. Give him 350 AB’s per year and he will be fine. Just not a 600 AB kinda guy imo.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Funny how the Purplerow photo has a picture of Ian Stewart doing his favorite habit of adjusting his cup. Couldn’t stand seeing him constrantly grab himself. Stewart got all the attention he ever deserved and more from the Rockies. They held onto him going into 08 despite Garrett Atkins still putting up somewhat decent numbers and needing some pitching upgrades. So the Rockies were fully invested in the kid. IMO he got what he wanted out of the organization, the… Read more »

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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

Now i would like to see Beat down on the giants at AT&T park against Bzrry Zito later this year. I was so glad that Lilly was beat up badly after teasing us for so long with his softball tosses. Zito you’re next. I hate both Lilly and Zito so much. They should be pitching softball games not MLB. The only reason they are still in the MLB are that they make rockies look silly. And they don’t do anything… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

RMH, I would give your comment 6 stars if I could. I also hate Lilly and Zito!

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

The 2010, 2011, and 2012 Rockies would go out tonight and lose 1-0.
Let’s see what the 2013 Rockies do.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

NY Yanks just placed 3B Youkilis on DL with a spine sprain (sounds serious). Would this be a possible landing spot for C. Nelson?

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
7 years ago

Thanks for the great write up, jaredean…I’m out of town and unable to watch this week. I can get a good sense of what’s going down – appreciate the summary and comments.

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