The pathetic 9-0 beat-down of the Rockies via the bats and arms of the Braves was filled with enough painful moments to cast another Jackass movie. The highlights include:
- Cargo letting go of his bat on a third strike swing after re-injuring his finger. Said bat struck both Brian McCann and the umpire Marty Foster, causing all three to crumble in pain.
- Line drive into the stands found a Rockies fan’s eye socket.
- Line drive up third-base line found Braves third base coach Brian Snitker’ wrist.
- Wild pitch caught home plate umpire Marty Foster in the forearm, same arm he was hit on earlier (see first injury), causing him to leave the game with a potential broken Radius.
We here at RWO took an informal poll of each person injured, and to a man each said they would take the injury over being a fan of the Rockies at this point. Foster said he hoped his arm was broken so he could spend the night in the hospital and hopefully miss out on Thursday’s Rockies game. The fan hit in the eye said he was upset the blood didn’t ruin his jersey. Oh, and all of them said they’d rather go through all of it again rather than listen to the Root guys act surprised by it all.
If only a line drive would have taken out Root Sports cameras so one wouldn’t have to watch this drivel.
The hardest part of the current tour of horror has to do more with the unforeseen aspects of the last three games. Who would have guessed that De La Rosa, Nicasio and Chatwood would be blown up the way they have been? De La Rosa tagged for eight runs in five, Nicasio for eight over four and tonight Chatwood with eight (seven earned) over 2 and a third!
I’m sorry, NOBODY would have predicted that. Possibly Nicasio, but not the DeaLeR or Chatwood.
Tonight was one of the rare situations where the pitching sucked, hitting sucked and the team just gave up without a fight. In the past it has mostly been good pitching with no hitting or good pitching on both sides with no hitting or great pitching with no hitting. Oh, and the scattered good hitting and decent pitching. But to have all of it come together in one horrible night is just a big ol’ kick in the zipper.