Keeping the (Losing) Streak Alive

Based on tonights beating by former Rockie Matt Holliday, as well as any and all past Rockies when they get a chance to play us, this weekends game against the Giants should include Marco Scutaro hitting .775 with 3 HR’s and 5 triples.

The game only became interesting for Rockies fans in the sixth, what few Rockies fans there were among the sea of Cardinal Red. Andrew Brown led off the inning with a double, scored on a Pacheco double, and then Jordan scored on a Colvin Triple, his second of the night. The next batter was Ramon Hernandez, who doubled, and just like that the Rockies were up 4-3 and not done yet. With two outs EYj hit a double off the center-field wall, scoring Hernandez. It was then that a mistake by Rich Dauer ended the rally cold at the third-base bag.

EYj tried to stretch his double into a triple, and possibly could have made it if he was signaled to slide by Dauer. Freese pretended that there wasn’t going to be a play, and EYj, with his back to the ball, had no idea there was a perfect relay until it was too late. He was tagged out standing up, instead of trying to slide, and he seemed upset with Dauer for not signaling a slide.

Holliday erased any memory of the Rockies four-run sixth inning with one swing of the bat, getting all of a Matt Belisle pitch to rack up his second home run of the night and just like that the Rockies all-too-brief lead was a very distant memory.

A rain delay of 1-hour, 26-minues after the seventh sent the bulk of Rockies fans home and once play resumed the very vocal Cardinal Fans cheered as the Cards tacked on three more runs.

Josh Rutledge, one of the VERY few bright spots, did send a solo-shot over the left-center field wall, but it was too little, too late and the Rockies extended their losing streak to five.

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Timo
Timo
8 years ago

I enjoy watching Rutledge play. That is all.

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

That was a sweet Deeeeeek by Freese!! EYJ needs to be playing second base. Rutledge needs to play third when Tulo returns, or vice versa.

sabrchip
sabrchip
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Yeh EYjr needs to be playin’ second base 65 miles south of here. Wheeler and Blackmon appear to be ready to come back. Rutledge needs to be at 2B, Pacheco at third until Arenado gets up. He’s been heating up in Tulsa.

Anybody notice CarGo’s trot to first on his 4-3 late yesterday? If I’d been the Cards’ fielder, I’d have rolled the ball to 1b, just to make him look even worse than he did.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

Tulo needs to play third when he returns. Never gonna happen. I agree with Krieger though. With Tulo’s seemingly propensity for injury and the speed and range required at short it might be better for him and the team having his strong arm at third. Leave Rutledge at short. We have an endless supply of players that the Rockies at one time called 2nd baseman.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

A line up like this could become a pretty nice for 2013 and beyond.

Blackmon/Wheeler (CF)
Rutledge (SS)
Cargo (RF)
Arenado(LF)
Tulo(3B)
Colvin(1B)
Rosario(C)
Nelson/LeMahiu(2B)

I like both Fowler and Cuddyer but they are the best players to trade right now. Cuddyer because he’s gonna be too old by the time this team has any reasonable chance to compete and Fowler because his trade value may never be higher and the Rockies have other CF candidates.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

I agree with sabrchip regarding EY (I’m not sure whether he should be playing 2B or OF in AAA), Wheeler, Blackmon, Rutledge, and Pacheco. What about McBride? Given how well he has hit at AAA, should he be called up after the AAA season ends?

konaman
konaman
8 years ago

We all need a laugh or a cry, Dan: “You know Bill, you really suck at your job.” Bill: “True Dan, I do. But you know what, you’re really awful too.” Dan: “Agreed. I know this may sound crazy, but since we both may get fired soon, what if we go tell that moron Dick that we are willing to switch jobs?” Bill: “Wow Dan, that is brilliant. You mean I can make sure Tracy has enough coffee and donuts… Read more »

SteveinAurora
SteveinAurora
8 years ago
Reply to  konaman

Love the “dialogue”, it made me laugh.

Now…in scene 2…interject the follow-up discussion with Dick, and how it’s going to be presented to the fans. (Bonus Points: Figure out some way to work Brother Charlie into the scene).

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

I only watched bits and pieces of the game as I was even more intrigued by synchronized diving than the Rockies brand of baseball. I saw EY getting thrown out at 3rd but never saw a reply. What was Dauer doing? If he wasn’t signalling for EY to slide he should lose his job immediately. If he was and EY didn’t slide then EY she be the one headed to the Springs. Until there are consequences for mental mistakes this… Read more »

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