Francis Fails as Rox Lose

The Rockies offense once again helped a decent starting pitcher look like a Cy Young canidate as the Blue Jays starter, Esmil Rogers, took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before Jonathan Herrera broke it up with a single up the middle.

But it wasn’t the offense that lost the game 8-3 Tuesday night against Toronto. It was the abysmal pitching by Jeff Francis. Francis was pretty much pitching for his continued spot in the rotation with the team announcing that Oswalt was for sure on his way up and someone was for sure on the way down to make space.

Nicasio will have to pitch pretty poorly to out-suck Francis’ missteps tonight: gave up four runs in the first, three home runs (two of them back to back) and a total of eight runs over six. He looked hittable over most of the night and really only had a couple of effective innings.

The Rockies made a push towards the end with Cuddy extending his career and NL leading hitting streak (16) singling home Cargo after his leadoff double. Rosario also had an RBI single, but it wasn’t nearly enough to make up for the hole Francis had dug earlier in the game and the Rockies helped the Blue Jay’s extend their winning streak to seven.

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Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

In other news. Eric Young Jr. traded to the Mets. I think that will be a good opportunity for him. Hope he steps up.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

Absolutely painful to watch Jeff be that bad. And after his brilliance at the home opener, I had hopes he would be at least solid for us. He pretty quickly dashed those. Really sad way to finish (probably) for a really great guy. We’ll always have 2007…..

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

DP is reporting that Francis has cleared out his locker and won’t be traveling with team to Wash.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

DP says he has options left. Maybe he will reunite with Aaron Cook in C/S.

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