How to Win / How to Lose

Lance Lynn (8-5, 2.09) pitched 8 shut-out innings, followed by a perfect 9th from Randy Choate and Jason Motte, and Matt Adams homered twice for 6 RBI as the St Louis Cardinals shellacked the Colorado Rockies 8-0, sending Colorado to its 7th consecutive loss.  Jhoulys Chacin (1-6, 4.84) took the loss for the Rockies, working 6 innings and allowing 5 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and a hit batsman.  He struck-out 4.

Chacin was cool through the first 2, then he hit Mark Ellis leading-off the 3rd.  After a sacrifice bunt the right-hander walked Matt Carpenter, then former teammate Matt Holliday doubled to plate Ellis.  Adams singled to knock-in Carpenter and Holliday, and St Louis was up 3-0, 2 of the runs reaching without benefit of a hit.  In the 4th Chacin walked lead-off hitter Jon Jay, and he became a third Cardinal to reach without a hit and score when Jhonny Peralta followed with a double.  Adams took Chacin deep in the 5th for his third RBI and a 5-0 St Louis advantage.

Lynn meanwhile was “processing” the Colorado offense.  Corey Dickerson had a one out single in the 1st, but Lynn subsequently ran through 16 consecutive Rockies until Charlie Blackmon grounded a single to right with 2 out in the 6th.  Dickerson followed with his second single of the night, and suddenly Colorado had a genuine rally going-on, but Lynn got Troy Tulowitzki to pop-out to right for the 3rd out.

Frankie Morales came-on for Chacin in the 7th and got right into the spirit of things, walking Lynn, on for his 4th at-bat, leading-off, then “hitting” (the Rockies appealed home-plate ump Will Little’s call and lost— what they were looking at in New York I couldn’t tell you) Carpenter to put 2 more on board without benefit of a hit for Adams’ 4th, 5th, and 6th RBI and second big fly.  Frankie stayed-on for the 8th and got out of it clean despite another walk to Peralta, and Matt Belisle finished it with a 1-2-3 9th.

The Rockies have to go through Shelby Miller to avoid matching the 8-game losing streak they orchestrated earlier in the month.  They’ll turn to Jorge De La Rosa, who stunk up Los Angeles the day Clayton Kershaw had his virtual Perfect Game.  It’ll be the middle of 3 games in Denver, starting at 6:40 MDT at Coors Field in LoDo.

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rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
6 years ago

I had a friendly debate on Twitter. I brought up the topic that we should bean Matt Carpenter the next time he stepped up to the plate. I believe that there is an unwritten rule of baseball that no flopping is allowed. In fairness, one tweeter said that Matt Carpenter had only one job – get on base anyway you can. IMO, get on base the honest way and beaning him will teach him a lesson not to flop again.… Read more »

egossage
egossage
6 years ago

Man I gotta give you guys credit. I can’t believe you are still watching these games. I stopped watching because I got tired of being pissed off every night. There is a lot better baseball to watch on TV than these wannabe “professionals”.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
6 years ago
Reply to  egossage

Thanks, egossage. There are still some things worth watching, like: Tulo Dickerson Morneau bounce back year Blackmon career year Kahnle future rotation – Butler, Matzek, Gray, maybe Bergman some guys worth waiting for return from DL: Brett Anderson CarGo – watch out baseball when he’s 100% healthy Arenado – highlight reel plays and bat Chatwood and Lyles – better than what we are seeing in the rotation I can almost guarantee that Cuddyer, Belisle, and DLR won’t return in 2015.… Read more »

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

RMH -. You’ve been drinking that purple Kool-Aid. I wish I had 10% of your optimism. I try to watch but it’s too painful. Frankly they look like they’ve given up.

egossage
egossage
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

I’m with Bill. There is no way we play .600 ball after the ASB. Our pitching is way too bad to play that good. Butler didn’t impress me, Matzek had a good first outing but has been pitching worse with each outing(I haven’t seen any of his outings, just going off the numbers), Chatwood ehh, Lyles ehh, Anderson will probably pitch one game and break his leg walking down the dugout steps. The lineup isn’t the problem(well lately it is),… Read more »

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
6 years ago

RMH, good post…just wish I was reading about our future players getting playing time in September instead of June. 🙂

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Hey Moderators – with the Rox tanking and the trade deadline a month away, how about starting a Summer “Hot Stove” thread where we can post our ideas of how to fix the future Rox?????

jaredean
jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Excellent idea SD…RMH and I are doing a “2.0” update right now to get something up there…can i count on you to contribute daily 😉

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

hey jaredean – i’ll write the article to start the thread – how’s that????

how does that work? do I just send you the text?

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I think it will be similar to writing your own post on “Sound Off”. But it will be ” Hot Stove ” instead.

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