Morneau One Man Wrecking Ball Not Enough

Tonight’s game was tailor-made for the casual fans, but was very frustrating for the purple seamheads.  The Rockies played catch-up most of the night before coming up short 13-10.  Highlights and Lowlights:

*  Justin Morneau had a five-RBI night with a two-run double and a three-run moonshot that gave the Rockies a short-lived 6-4 lead.

*  Corey Dickerson is showing that he can play everyday as evidenced by a second deck home run off a southpaw.

*  Nearly all of the strikeouts by the Rox hitters were swinging at pitches five feet out of the zone.

*  Pitchers had several two-strike counts and could never finish off the batter as most of the Brew Crew’s big hits came with two strikes.

*  Rox wasted their time from the third inning through the fifth inning making Carlos Estrada look like Clayton Kershaw for those three innings.

*  Rox pitchers continue to serve up HRs to the bottom third of the opposing lineup.

*  Bullpen failed to keep the game close to allow the Rockies to rally from behind.

*  Management need to dial  up Brent Mayne or find a position player that will be able to throw strikes for at least three innings tomorrow.

*Christian Bergman had a very short outing (three innings) and suddenly the bullpen is very short handed going into the afternoon game Saturday.

* The majority of the walks issued by the Rox scored for the Brewers.

*Friedrich will need a lot of assistance from the baseball gods if he wants to go more than four innings.  The only fresh arms are Nick Massett, the Hawk, and Frankie Morales.

*  The Rockies’ ship is lost and rudderless at sea taking on a lot of water.

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Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

First 5 guys in the batting order: 14-24, 2 HR 8 RBI, 8 runs scored. Can’t ask for much more, and still the pitchers lost it. My second man Chris Martin is obviously not ready — way too many pitches up in the zone. Time for the return of Wilton Lopez. Really, there’s nobody else to turn to.

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Fork time Ag? What happened to the pitching depth that was all the talk in ST.I am now officially in agreement with you on DJ.He peaked in May and has been crashing ever since.He literally can not hit a ball to the left side.Every out is to second or RF.Helton used to pitch and is available.J.Hirsch is in the house.Brent Mayne has a 1-0 record at Coors field.Could they be any worse.You are right they could have skipped this call… Read more »

RocketMan
RocketMan
6 years ago

And you left out, another pitcher hit in the hand with a line drive, which will likely take him out of the rotation for a start or twelve. And too much reliance on the long ball. Now everyone will spend the rest of the homestand swinging for the fences.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Bill, I officially stuck a fork in ’em back when Cuddy and Logan hit the DL together. One good thing about this particular collapse — it give lie to the stupid, unproven theory that altitude somehow causes Rockies players to break down: – altitude does not cause a pitcher to break fingers swinging the bat (Anderson) – altitude does not cause a third baseman to break a finger sliding head first (Arenado) – altitude does not cause a pitcher to… Read more »

jaredean
jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

amen Ag…AMEN!

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