Home Opener vs. Padres 04/08/2016

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The Rockies attempt to keep San Diego’s scoreless streak going.  FYI, I’m flying out on a weekend trip so I won’t be available from post game report thru Saturday post-game report.  I am asking for volunteers to write post game reports tonight and tomorrow.  Just simply post it from the “Sound Off” column.  Thanks.

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roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

I’m at the game. What a Story! (I owe Spilly a dollar)

He just hit a 2-run moonshot to bring us back within 1. Nobody sat down for 5 minutes!

Yes, Lyles sucked. 3 1/3. On the downside.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Oh, 2.7 also had his first single for an RBI

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

The bullpen fence is unobtrusive and even attractive. Hasn’t come into play.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Another Padres homer. All of these out to left and center; sadly, more for them than the good guys.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Second best moment after Trevor’s momentarily hope-igniting bomb: Peyton in a Rox cap on the big screen up in the posh section to huge ovation.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Did you stay for Story bomb #2?

Thanks for the updates – fantastic.

Pooter
Pooter
4 years ago

I can’t stand Lyles! This pitching is garbage

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Sobering stat for you Pooter – Rockies pitchers are allowing 8 runs per game thru the first 4 games.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

I’m gonna take the long view. The start of this season has been great. – guys we need to develop in order to compete in a couple years are looking good. And Story’s great start all but seals Jose Reyes’ future as a Rockie. No way he takes over as a starting SS again in a Rox uniform, which means the DFA is around the suspension corner – Lyles, DLR, even Chatwood (who was pretty decent): really, who cares? These… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I’ll say this…….Lyles passes the look test and his velocity was excellent yesterday. So at least there’s something to work with for him. He’s spent so much time injured, he may need 75 innings to get back in a groove (sort of like guys coming back from TJ). I totally agree regarding Freeland. I’ve been very critical of the Tyler Anderson pick, but I think an argument can be made the Freeland pick can be justified (by that I mean… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Admit it. You all just KNEW Pom would dominate and DLR would melt down tonite.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Meanwhile, down in ABQ Jeff Hoffman cruises through 5 shoutout innings (3 H, 2 BB, 5 K). Too bad DLR isn’t exactly establishing his summer trade value …

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
4 years ago

Big P proves again that his (my) nickname is totally appropriate. He has lost it…period. Two starts and he is supposed to be our number one? I realize that other number ones did not perform as they were expected to do BUT, come on, does anyone on this site really, REALLY believe he will “right the ship”. I have no problem with true believers. But if Big P wins 12 games I will apologize to this site as being a… Read more »

gary
gary
4 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

numbers right now indicate worst pitching staff in the long history of baseball. pads just picked up hand who looked good.we have gurka who should go back to leading treks up mt.everest!

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

EdtherealBigP, Historically JDLR has always stunk up the place in April just as barring one exception he has always pitched bad in Arizona where he has a 1 – 7 won/loss record. Why anyone would have expected any different outcomes at this time of year is mind boggling. Even with the horrible starts every year he has been the most effective pitcher in the history of the Rockies and Coors field. Your childishness continues to show every time that you… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Pot, meet kettle.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

JDLR 2008-2015 (the Colorado years) –

WAR = 15.1, or 1.9 per year.

This is a FACT. Don’t blame it on Nick Hundley. It’s truly sad (on a couple of different levels) that some consider 1.9 WAR per year pitcher the greatest pitcher in Colorado history. I’ll give you this……he was really good in 2013. 1 out of 8 years.

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

JDLR should never be considered the greatest pitcher. He has been the most effective with the most wins and most strike outs and I believe there are several other firsts for him also.

As I recall. JDLR has gotten credit for far more wins than he deserved because of the amazing run support that he normally got.

He has always been a head case, he will always be a head case.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

Might go down as one of the worst home games in Coors Field history. And our manager mailed it in very early. Nobody warming up until it was already 7-0. Of course, besides Castro, bullpen sucked also. I think by that time I would have let DLR pitch the entire game. Why waste the bullpen? Actually there was a time in the 7th or 8th and Rockies were down “only” 10-6. Arenado was up with 2 runners on. A homer… Read more »

gary
gary
4 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Amen from another 70 year old.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Ladies and gents – had the misfortune of being physically present at the game tonight. Some comments: 1. After 2 IP, JDLR had thrown 52 pitches, yet had not given up a hit. I turned to my wife and said that’s one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. The poor guy was beyond pathetic. He takes the crowd right out of the game because he works so slow. My wife asked why he was still pitching in the 3rd… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

I feel like I’ve seen this movie before. Oh, wait a minute – it was Jorge’s first Coors start of 2015, against, you guessed it, the Padres:

http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_27955609/rockies-starter-jorge-de-la-rosa-rocked-his

And not to inject myself into an argument here, but somehow it makes sense to say that both Ed the Ump and Bob K. have a point here … Jorge is what he is …

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Switzerland!

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

After sitting through that torture last night………..that sounds SO good!

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Good points, RMH. Here’s one I missed — an impressive AA debut for Antonio “All He Does is Win” Senzatela. If folks read my very amateur spring training scouting report on Senzatela, you’ll know that I think he’s still a long way from graduating to the big leagues (primarily based on my observed lack of anything beyond a “show me” offspeed pitch). But, hey, he’s moving up, he’s continuing to get really good results, and he’s obviously not showing any… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

We’ve really got two issues: Issue #1 – we have several Prospect SPers that are really struggling to develop 3rd and 4th pitches. Issue #2 – A couple from the Issue #1 group can’t consistently command the 2 pitches they do have (Jon Gray and Eddie Butler, for example, fall into this group). It seems to me that at least Senzatela can command the pitch(es) he does throw. I would love to know what Ray Searage saw in Juan Nicasio,… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Typical hot starts for the Rox have equaled nothing to show by the end. Maybe with their worst flaw on full display early, and a developing terrible start, equals a slightly better outcome at the end? The See-Saw Principle. Which I just made up.

It’s hard to believe the pitching is much worse than anyone’s worst fear. Bahhhhh.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Carp, on Nicasio: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/phase-one-of-juan-nicasios-reclamation-is-complete/ The fangraphs author attributes his recent success (at least in part) to ditching the emphasis on the sinker … or perhaps to be more accurate based on what we know, on ditching the Rockies emphasis (at the time) on pitching low in the zone. That started when he went to the Dodgers and to the bullpen, and apparently it’s continued now that the Pirates have moved him back to starting. The fangraphs writer is skeptical that… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

This is fair. Throwing the name “Greg Maddux” here isn’t fair (but what in life is fair?) – the dude is an upper echelon Hall of Famer based off extraordinary, historic command of 1 pitch – a fastball (that wasn’t really that fast!). If I’m GM and Monfart isn’t the Owner – I own up to the fact that we’re destined to suck in 2016 and I hold Gray and Castro back with the idea I’m giving them one year… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

There was a piece on MLB Network with Ray Searage and what he did with Nicasio. I don’t remember just what it was but it was a minor thing in his delivery that was changed to keep him in the proper position when releasing the ball.

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago

Rockies may have gotten a break. Dan Winkler left yesterday’s game with a fractured elbow.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Today’s game. No one comes out well with this. It’s a career ender. I’m of the opinion many of these guys are rushed back (or rush themselves back) too quickly after TJ surgery. But on the surface, that doesn’t appear to be the case here. He pitched extremely limited innings last September. Then had the entire offseason and then a typical ST build period. He’s almost 2 years (mid-June 2014) removed from his TJ surgery. I’ve been hyper critical of… Read more »

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