Here’s To EdTheUmp Doubling-Down

EdTheUmp won $10 thanks to WW’s decision to put Oh Brothers, AKA TMI, into the game late last night with the Rockies holding onto a single run lead.  EtU turned to the local Snake fan next to him and bet him $10 the Rox were gonna blow their lead. The Snake fan stupidly took the bet. There isn’t a RWO faithful in existence that would have taken that bet, but thankfully for Ed, the Snake fan didn’t understand that WW doesn’t really watch baseball much. Well, good baseball that is.

Grandslam…thank you Snakster.

Tonight Tyler Matzek, AKA T-Mat, will scale the bump and hope and pray the team can find its swing on the road. Sadly, it isn’t likely to happen since not only do the Rockies suck on the road, they suck especially bad in AZ when it comes time to “find some grass.”

Perhaps that is a phrase best suited for Colorado these days.

ROCKIES LINEUP
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
2. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
4. Corey Dickerson (L) LF
5. Michael McKenry (R) C
6. Matt McBride (R) 1B
7. Josh Rutledge (R) SS
8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
9. Tyler Matzek (L) P

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roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago

Thanks for all the good write-ups and comments, as always, gang. (Jared! You’ve been around more than I thought you would be, given the “backing away from the staff” notice. Thank YOU.) I’ve been keeping quiet here for some time because I have nothing new to add, no “look at the minors,” no “this guy and that guy and that guy might do _________” next year, not even having much heart for bitching about anything, of which there is plenty,… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I so appreciate you doing what you can even under the demands of your personal life. I hope you can watch a game or three; (or do I?!) Wish I could commit to writing some; I have the ability; just not the surety of schedule/timing. Thanks again to you guys who do it. I agree that fire has to be lit, and fed, and it’s up to the players to BURN. But WHY haven’t the Rockies ever sustained it, other… Read more »

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Same kudo’s for Jaredeen.I would like to put forth the blame it on Wilin theory as a more serious idea.Yes, I was an early adapter of this theory until Ag humbled me with his overwhelming factual smoke screens.I am too old to adapt the new cyber metrics but my eyes tell me the pitching[sans Brothers]has been much better in the past 15 days with Mc Henry behind the plate.Wilin is the only viable trade piece with an upside for other… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

“Factual smoke screens?” Ouch, Gary. No worries, I can take it. I never said Wilin is a good defensive catcher, I just started the “I blame Wilin” thing because all sorts of other problems were conveniently blamed on him. McKenry may be better at blocking those balls in the dirt (there isn’t anyone worse than Wilin), but he’s not exactly been a Molina behind the plate either — everyone seems to have forgotten my Rockies Lowlight Reel (2014 edition) favorite… Read more »

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag,love you man.Apparently Saunders in the Post was reading my mind as he put forth the same thoughts[less the better ERA with McHenry] in todays paper.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary, what’s called CERA (catcher-specific team ERA) is a pretty lousy stat. Obviously it doesn’t control for all sorts of things, including pitchers who have “designated catchers” (DLR early in the year, after that first dust-up with Wilin, was caught by Pacheco for a while), pitcher injuries/call-ups, etc., etc. This year: Rosario CERA is 5.24, McKenry 4.53 Last year? Rosario 4.34, Torrealba 4.77. Huh? I thought Torrealba was the “defensive specialist” It’s also a bad stat because “wild pitches” are… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago

PS. I love Spilly on the sidelines and in the booth. What bright energy, interesting stories, and knowledge. That’s a l’il bit a something 😉

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