With the bitter taste of a bad road trip still on the tip of the tongue, the Rockies showed the Giants they weren’t about to continue in their bad playing ways. The team pieced together the good from the trip (scoring early) as well as dispelling the bad (errors and passed balls). They even shook off a bad call at second.
Well, Jim Tracy didn’t shake it off so much as shake his fist at 2nd base umpire Angel Campos and toss a few choice words his way in obvious anger. Replays showed that not only was the call blown by about a foot, but that Campos wasn’t really in a good position to make the call. Earlier in the game a call at first that was called for the Rox was overturned after a calm Bruce Bochy asked the umpires to confer about it. Perhaps Tracy running out of the dugout with murder in his step and mayhem in his eyes made Campos’ mind up before he even reached the infield grass. The call would not be conversed about, Rutledge stayed out and, by the way, Tracy can take a hike as well.
The star of the game was Alex White. He has been struggling getting deep into games this season and he proved tonight that he can go deep…to center field. On the mound he only lasted four innings, which is his sixth four inning outing in the last seven, the other only lasting 3 2/3rds.
While he didn’t help his cause past the fourth, he was the king of the bottom of the second with his first career home run to deep center field. He hit a foul ball before his home run that almost reached the concourse in left.
We work on our hitting and we take pride in it. Me and ‘Chatty’ have a little competition and he got two hits (Sunday, at Philadelphia) and an RBI. We have some good athletes as pitchers and we feel like we can swing the bats decently.
White’s final line for the night: 4 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K and 1 HR all on 76 pitches.
Chris Nelson continued his hot hitting ways, going 2-4 with an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth.
Tyler Colvin was also 2-4 with a leadoff double in the first.
CarGo was as cold as only he can get, going 0-4 with a groundout, fly out, lineout and the GIDP in the 7th that eventually got Tracy tossed.
Wilin Rosario started the game in a time-out with Tracy’s words of warning ringing in his ears:It’s got to get better. It’s got to get a hell of a lot better.
He wasn’t expected to play, but an unfortunate situation made it impossible to keep him out of the game. In the bottom of the fourth Ramon Hernandez one-hopped a ball over center field for a ground rule double. Omir Santos could be called up to replace him.