Moscoso Has Hard Time Finishing

Guillermo Moscoso had the perfect opportunity to prove he was a viable starter for the Rockies on Saturday night.  He started in place of bicycle-challenged Jeremy Guthrie and his ailing shoulder.  In the end, all Moscoso showed was his lack of a put-away pitch when ahead in the count. Several Mets found themselves standing at the plate with an 0-2 count, many with two outs already recorded, and yet they were able to either work the count back into their favor, or just swing the bat and put it into play.

Moscoso ended the night with five innings of work yielding six runs on nine hits.  Four of those nine were consecutive hits in the three-run fifth inning (what is it with the fifth innings this series?)

The Rockies bats were significantly diminished from last nights hitting melee, but they still managed to get five runs on nine hits.  Dexter Fowler hit his second home run in as many games.  The Dexter jack came in the ninth inning, in what looked to be a mini-rally, heading for the second walk-off of the season.  The rally, which came with two outs, was cut just a bit too short.  It began with the Dex home run and then continued with Tyler Colvin hitting it to deep center, just past a diving Denver native Kirk Nieuwenhuis, for a triple.  With Colvin on third Giambi came to the plate and sent another well hit ball to almost the same exact place as Colvin, but this time Nieuwenhuis was ready for it, making the catch to end the game.  Mets win 7-5.

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

lol at thread title. happens to us all now and then.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
8 years ago

Just a thought- I understand that Guthrie will be able to make his scheduled start on May 7th Vs SD when he’s scheduled to come off the DL. If that’s the case, why would the Rox keep Moscoso on the roster since he won’t be making another start? Get him off the roster and bring up either Putnam or Pacheco for some added help similarly to what they at the beginning of the season when they left DrewPo off the… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

“bicycle-challenged Jeremy Guthrie”
From what I read, Guthrie crashed because of a hardware malfunction on his bike, not rider error.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

picky-picky-picky – I still like “bicylce challenged”!

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Exactly and I think he had some big cohunes for calling out Cannondale on tv. So Steve from Cannondale, if you are a lurker here, I think you should give Jeremy a call :>) I’m just sayin.

Where he had has incident can be a total nightmare with all kinds of traffic. I can see why he would fall. People that get too slow with no problems and can’t get unlcipped fast enough fall in this area.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

What exactly about Moscoso’s 7.91 AAA ERA motivated the Rockies to name him as the replacement for Jeremy Guthrie? Or maybe it was the 1-3 record with 35 hits in 19 innings, yep that must have been it? Remember that the Springs does have a humidor now, so that ERA is more real than you might initially think. This kind of random roster decision is exactly why J Tracy drives me bananas! As things stand right now Guthrie was only… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

Chatwood and White had recent starts at Springs and Friedrich is on the seven -day DL. That’s why we had to go with Moscoso. It has nothing to do with JT’s decision making.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

Not buying that stuff at all! Chatwood only went 4 and I think White went maybe 6 innings, they easily could have gone out there and given the Rockies 3-4 solid innings. Then you have a bevy of bullpen arms ready at the MLB (we carry at least 7 MLB arms in the pen), AAA, and AA levels, Moscoso was the absolute last option in my book. Just try (excusses are for losers) to win a game for once! And… Read more »

Bill
Bill
8 years ago

When Guthrie got hurt they needed a starter for the next game. The bullpen pitched 5 innings on Friday night. Who was going to pitch for the Rockies. I’m guessing all the other logical starters in the minors would not have been rested enough to start last night. And how do we know Guthrie will be ready to start on the 7th? He says he will be and the club’s thinks he will but when they made the move they… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Bill

I think Guthrie will be ok. Even he didn’t know he was headed to the DL until the media, NOT THE ROCKIES, told him. So he must not be feeling too much discomfort.

Like I said in another story. I thought then and still think now too much emphasis on the Sun lineup and not enough on the pitching. Unless the starters settle in, it will be a very long season. Especially for the bp.

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