NoDo Saves the Day

Colorado got off to a quick start knocking in two runs with two outs in the first inning off Edwin Jackson. Per their tradition, they put the bats away for the rest of the game. They had only two hits and two walks the rest of the way after the first inning. Fortunately the pitchers in purple pinstripes did just enough to hang on for a 4-3 nail-biting victory over the Cubs.

CarGo had a run-scoring single in the first inning to drive in Charlie Blackmon who doubled earlier. Money followed with a double to score CarGo. Fast forward to the sixth inning when Chicago tied the score at 2-2 on a solo homer by Anthony Rizzo and a sacrifice fly.

Colorado got two runs back in the bottom of the sixth inning when CarGo and Money walked with two outs that were the only walks issued by Jackson in his seven innings of work. NoDo came up with the one timely hit that Colorado needed so badly with a line drive to center field that rookie Junior Lake airmailed to allow Money to go all the way home for the Rockies’ fourth run. NoDo’s hit was only the team’s second hit after the first inning.

Tyler Chatwood finished six innings in which he was effectively wild before handing the ball to the bullpen. They were also effectively wild over the last three innings. Each member gave up one hit and one walk except for Edgmer Escalona who induced a pop up by Soriano and a fly out by Schierholz to end the seventh inning threat. Matt Belisle left two runners stranded in the eighth inning. Closer Rex Brothers allowed a lead off double to Starlin Castro before picking up his fifth save of the season despite giving up a run.

The Rockies improved to 48-51 overall and 2-1 on the current 10-game home stand. The Rockies remain in third place 3.5 games back of Arizona. The Dodgers continued to roll, sweeping the Nationals in D.C. It’s been pitching that has carried the Rockies over the last couple of weeks. The offense needs to catch up to pitching if they want to stay in touch with the Dodgers and Arizona. Miami comes to Denver for a four game set starting tomorrow night. Pom Pom will take the ball on the hill to disprove that he has a new secondary pitch – the slider. Pom Pom will need a lot of offensive support.

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Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Pom Pom shouldn’t be called up until September, if then. I thought he already disproved he had a new slider–seven runs and 10 hits in 5 innings in Tulsa the other day. The kid is a basket case with zero confidence and belongs somewhere he can work on his fastball command. Take the pressure off him and then they can worry about developing a slider. At best he’ll last 4 innings tonight and he’ll be done for the year. Idiots.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Doc, I also don’t have any confidence in Pomeranz. But it’s the Marlins, and their lineup is horrible, so if he’s going to turn things around this is his big chance. Avoid giving Stanton anything to hit and really, it shouldn’t be too tough. Logan Morrison can hurt you, but he’s a lefty in a big slump who hasn’t played a whole lot this year, and may not play against Pom. The rest of the lineup is really just crap… Read more »

edtheump
edtheump
7 years ago

Stanton has 3 homers tonight…Rox lose 8-2, scoring their two runs in the 8th inning on 2 solo shots by Cargo and Tulo.

Please, please do not let this be in the writeup in the morning.

How about sweeping their butts to go into the Brewer series on the +1 side of .500?

3-1 against the Marlins provides a 5-2 window into the final 3 games of the homestand.

I can dream, can’t I?

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Ed, you know that’s exactly the scenario we’re all afraid of. Honestly, if they give Stanton anything to hit unless the game is a complete blowout Weiss should be fired.

egossage
egossage
7 years ago

Honestly I’d rather have Galarraga pitch tonight over PomPoms

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  egossage

Honestly giving Gardner a 1 off start before cutting him just for shits and giggles would be better than giving it to Pomeranz.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Marlins have been held scoreless in 37 innings so you can look at it and say they can’t hit. Or you can say “their due”.

I believe Pedro Astacio, Kevin Ritz, Jason Jennings and Jason Fogg among others were in town this past weekend. Maybe one of them could have given us 5 innings. They can’t be that much older than Francis, Cook, Oswalt or Garland. And I think they are all younger than Jamie Moyer was last year.

edtheump
edtheump
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Shawn “the terminator” Chacon was signing autographs at yesterday’s game as well.

Maybe he could have given us an inning or two before surrendering 5 or 6 runs in the 3rd inning.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  edtheump

Ed’s on to something….give each of those guys an inning….

edtheump
edtheump
7 years ago

That many?

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