Game 3 vs. Pirates 4/27/2016

Eddie Butler recalled; JDLR most likely to DL.  Charlie Blackmon in rehab and expected to be activated Friday.

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Bill
Bill
4 years ago

If Butler is being brought up to be a starter and replace JDLR why not bring him up the day he suppose to start and bring up either a reliever or player you can use if need be. Bringing Butler up to replace JDLR now is stupid so maybe SDcarp is correct and he’s being brought up to be a bullpen guy. But 9 guys in the bullpen? Crazy

RocketMan
RocketMan
4 years ago

OK. So what happened to Gray? He doesn’t seem to have made any progress at all and he certainly doesn’t have anything special in terms of a pitch portfolio. No heat, no location, no out pitch. I think you have to say he’s on the way to being the latest pitching bust in the Rockies long, sordid history of pitching busts. Doesn’t seem to be any pitching skill or savvy development going on down on the farm.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

IMO – he’s not a bust (not yet – not close yet). BUT……(again IMO), he’s a RP. Probably a damn good one. Perhaps even an elite one. A big part of the reason I didn’t buy into the really high Rox Farm System ranking last year was that many of the f the high rankings considered Gray and Butler SPers. But here’s the thing….I think RPers are more valuable now that at any other time in baseball history. So we… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Absolutely disheartening. Gray gone after less than 4, 5-0. There is nothing to watch here except the occasional hitting or fielding display, and how long do the young and young-ish talents have to keep their heads up in the face of this never-ending farce that pretends to be major league pitching? I’ve been down so long (despite the hope springing eternal) that I really can’t see no up no more. You guys keep proposing and propounding the future potential just… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Why do I not stay logged in? (Cranky, cranky)

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Because you’re hooked. And it’s FAR cooler (and painful) to hooked on a losing team. Ask the longtime, true Red Sox fans when they broke the curse and won the WS.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Carp, ask ME about the Red Sox in 2004. You can’t make that shit up. If it was made into a movie, people would say “Aw, what a load of made-up crap. The Sox were down 0-3 to the mighty Yanks and came back 4 in a row? David Ortiz hit two walkoffs in the early hours of the morning? Dave Roberts stole second with 2 down and their backs against the wall and they lived another day? And they… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Fever Pitch. Love that move. It’s no Bull Durham…..but it’s really good.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Chubby LaTroy throwing 92-93 again. With poor command. I told my wife they catch up from 7 down just so they can break my heart in the 9th. And yet I have to watch.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Win or lose, sad excuse for a closer or not, I am a bit re-heartened by the comeback to tie

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Date on which the Rockies last had a .500 record:

2011: June 25
2012: April 26
2013: June 25
2014: May 31
2015: May 1
2016: April 24 (do you really think they’ll get back to .500 this year?)

“Meaningful games in September?” After 6 years of this, I’d take meaningful games in July.

Pooter
Pooter
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I wish I had documented when I canceled my MLB TV each year. I guarantee this is the earliest I have ever cancelled. I don’t know why I can’t just be a Royals fan being that I’m in Royals country and can watch a GOOD team for free. Glad they at least battled back last night, have to admit I turned it off before the rallying.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Butler used in relief. German Marquez remains synced to make JDLR’s next start.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Carp, Butler did look good – reminded everyone why he was just a couple years ago considered a top prospect. Actually, I thought Gray was o.k. too. Lots of cheapo hits against him. The inability to put away Pirates hitters was troubling, but I’ll give the Pirates credit there; they are the anti-Rockies on offense. Pittsburgh, the place where situational hitting made a surprise comeback. Estevez also looked good — I think he’ll stick. Logan also continued his nice run.… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Story was robbed! Robbed, I tell ya! 😉 Automated balls/strikes, Ag? Hmmmm…..I’m liking it more….

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Randomness: Dee Gordon 80 game PED suspension. Brutal blow to Marlins. My guess is there’s a 99.9% chance his PED usage predates Barry Bonds, but this is still bad publicity for the Marlins and their decision to hire Bonds. Not a NFL. Watched the Broncos playoff games last season. That’s it. BUT (I know – shocker), I’m a big fan of sports business and how teams are managed. I’m constantly amazed at the stark contrasts between the Rox and Broncos.… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Continuation from above (I didn’t want to write too much fearing it might disappear into the message board Bermuda Triangle):

I also have a much higher degree of confidence that the Broncos can take a raw, athletic talent and develop into a NFL QB than I do that the Rox can take a raw, athletic talent and develop into a Major League SP.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

The Owner of Dee Gordon in my Fantasy League has already changed his team’s name to the “Closterbol Creamers” in honor of Gordon and Bonds.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

From our friends at Purple Row: “The Rockies are one of two teams in baseball that are using Sparta Science to try and predict which pitchers are at a higher risk of tearing their UCL. The team has been a Sparta Science client for three and a half years, and are part of a client base that includes the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Falcons. The theory behind the work they do for the Rockies, as well as… Read more »

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