International Crisis

Since clearing customs and encountering Josh Johnson and the Toronto Blue Jays’ bullpen the Colorado Rockies have averaged short of a run and a half a game, lost 5 straight, fallen below .500, and dropped 4 games behind Arizona in the National League West standings.  Roster moves come daily.  Doom has settled upon the Rox Walk-Off.  Dan O’Dowd continues to suck.  Bill Geivett is a doofus.  The farm is bereft. Trade the china doll Tulowitzki!  Bring on the Giambino!

The latest call-up, Corey Dickerson of Brookhaven, Mississippi, gets a start in right-field as the Rockies look to get into the win column on a road trip east that still has 3 games to go.  “Play Ball” is at 10:05 am MDT versus the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in the Nation’s Capital after a tough 2-1 loss to the Nats on Friday night.  Dickerson will hit 6th and slot into the lineup in place of Todd Helton.  Big Money Michael Cuddyer, working a 19 game hitting streak, moves from the outfield to 1st base.  Nationals’ manager Davey Johnson will use Roger Bernadina in left-field and Jhonatan Solano at catcher in an order that otherwise mimics that of Friday.

Right hander Jhoulys Chacin (5-3, 4.26) gets the task of anchoring Colorado on the mound.  Chacin was superb on Sunday, coming-up an out short of a complete-game shut-out of the Philadelphia Phillies.  He threw only 86 pitches, 69 of which were strikes, in the Rockies’ 5-2 victory, their most recent.  Danny Haren (4-8, 5.72) will pitch for Washington, presenting perhaps a break in the parade of top-shelf starters Colorado’s faced thus far on the trip.

It looks to be a pleasant enough day down on the Anacostia river in DC Near Southeast.  Temperatures will be in the low 80°s under clear skies with around 55% relative humidity.  A 7 MPH breeze will blow straight-out.  Drew, Jeff, Marc, Jenny and the Cowboy will be back on ROoT after another taxing Fan Friday.  It’s Jerry and Jack on the radio, KOA 850 am.

WASHINGTON (37-36)
Denard Span (L) CF
Anthony Rendon (R) 2B
Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
Jayson Werth (R) RF
Ian Desmond (R) SS
Roger Bernadina (L) LF
Jhonatan Solano (R) C
Dan Haren (R) P
COLORADO (37-38)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Corey Dickerson (L) RF
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

 


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Julian
Julian
7 years ago

I’m looking forward to seeing Dickerson in the lineup.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

Dicky with 2-out RBI double in first AB! Now let’s see if Chacin can give us 6-7 innings. Has to be less than three runs given up since if recent history shows anything, it’s putting the bats away after scoring early in the game.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

whats with the bp jerseys? change the luck?

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rockymountainhigh
7 years ago

The best game of the season on both sides of the ball except for Wilton Lopez continuing to give up fly balls instead of ground balls. It is not just a coincidence that Dicky being in the lineup contributed to the offensive outburst. He was in the middle of three run innings twice with his doubles. The lineup is what it should be on an everyday basis until Tulo returns. LeMahieu found his home in the two hole. Dex is… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Didn’t see much of the game because of family outing but glad to see things go smoothly. Did see the 2nd at-bat of Dickerson. Nice swing. I see that Beselile had a clean inning. Maybe his slump is over. We can only hope. We should have a good chance tomorrow with De La Rosa but even if we win I guess they are still planning on pitching Nicasio on Tuesday instead of calling up Pomeranz. Why waste all his innings… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

I call that a 10 for sure. Well-played, well-pitched game. Dickerson certainly didn’t look scared or intimidated, particularly on that first double — really a single that he stretched into a double. I’m glad Weiss didn’t throw him in there against Strasburg … Haren, on the other hand, looks pretty much done to me. Lopez did serve up the homer, but that’s going to happen when a sinkerballer is underworked. They need to let him go a couple innings the… Read more »

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