Escape from Alcatraz

Colorado looks to send the Rocky Mountain Death March home on a high-note with a victory over the San Francisco Giants in the three-game series finale this afternoon at ATT+T Park.  The Rockies will send righty Alex White (2-6, 5.75) up against the left-handed slants of Barry Zito (9-8, 4.19) in a 2:05 start.

White pitched four innings of one hit ball in Colorado’s 3-1 win at Los Angeles on Tuesday, but he lacked command, walking five and throwing only 42 strikes out of 80 pitches.  Zito, who shut-out the Rockies in their home-opener on April 9 and typically pitches well against Colorado, beat St Louis, also on Tuesday, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits but walking nobody in 6 2/3 innings of work.

Dexter Fowler, who suffered some back spasms during Friday night’s game, is back in center-field, hitting third for Rockies’ MFL Jim Tracy.  Jordan Pacheco will move over to first-base with Chris Nelson sliding-in at third.  Wilin Rosario will be behind the plate.  The Giants’ Bruce Bochy is going with the Brandon brothers, Belt at first and Crawford at short.

It’ll be a little cooler at AT+T than yesterday afternoon, but otherwise identical, sunny with a temperature of  67° F, 65% relative humidity, and winds out of the west-northwest at 10 MPH.  The Giants got help from both Miami and Washington last night, the Dodgers falling to the Marlins 7-3 to fall a game behind, and Arizona losing to the Nationals 6-5 to drop back by five.

Rockies TV will feature the usual cast of dozens on ROOT Sports and radio will have Jack and Jerry on KOA 850 am.

COLORADO (41-70)
RF        Eric Young Jr
SS        Josh Rutledge
CF        Dexter Fowler
LF        Carlos Gonzalez
C          Wilin Rosario
1B        Jordan Pacheco
3B        Chris Nelson
2B        DJ Le Mahieu
P          Alex White
CF        Angel Pagan
3B        Marco Scutaro
LF        Melky Cabrera
C          Buster Posey
RF        Hunter Pence
1B        Brandon Belt
2B        Ryan Theriot
SS        Brandon Crawford
P          Barry Zito



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9 years ago

Belisle is choking here in the 8th. Probably should have PH for him in the top.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
9 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

choke? or is he done for the season? I think the BP as a whole is probably pretty beat down. My expectations are adjusted accordingly.

9 years ago

Unusual for Tracy to go to Betancourt in the 8th with the bases loaded. Maybe too late, but I’m not going to criticize him even given the awful results. Their best beat our best. Maybe our best isn’t good enough. Lesson learned.

9 years ago

Tough situation for Betancourt. I probably would have let Belisle finish his choke job himself.

9 years ago

I like Betancourt – I really do. But he almost has TOO much control, and with the unbalanced schedule, the NL West guys see him a bunch and know he’s going to be around the plate.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
9 years ago

Been out of the loop for a couple of weeks and just catching. Watching the game today one thing seemed obvious to me, judging by Cargo’s body language and recent play (I understand he went hitless on the trip), he seems very disinterested and lackadaisical. Am I reading too much into this? Is the bad season finally wearing thin on him?

9 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I was wondering the same thing, Cisco. Got him on my fantasy team and he hasn’t been helping out much, lately.

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