Painful and Pathetic

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.

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IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago

On the post-game, Cowboy said that the guy in the Rox jersey who caught a shiner was a ball chaser who goes all over dressed in the visiting teams jersey sitting behind the dugout to scam some swag (my words, not Cowboy’s). Said he had no sympathy for him. Not a Rox fan. So I’ll buy that one. My sympathies go out to Marty Foster, Cargo and Rockies fans everywhere. Am beginning to think that maybe we should move Tulo,… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I switched the game off very early. So didn’t see much of that. I believe Marty Foster is a Denver guy although I don’t think (or at least don’t know) he’s related to Steve Foster who used to write for Inside the Rockies. Anyway, it looks like I’ll enjoy the rest of the baseball season as a fan of baseball. My two favorite teams are going down the pipe. The Rockies have collapsed and the Yankees (sorry Roxnsox) are basically… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Thanks Bill, no apologies necessary for the Yankee reference THIS year… 😉 and thank God for the Red Sox this year. At least I have some enjoyable baseball left. My heart is so much more with the Rockies, but the Sox were my first major league team, so they’ll do in this lousy pinch.

Phil
Phil
7 years ago

Besides being a Rockies fan, I am also an Angels fan. Been to many games in Anaheim stadium when I lived in Calif. Never liked the Dodgers. They always demnded that they open the season at home and close the season at home, which left the Angels never able to do that. Rules have changed now. Also, when Angels left town for a road trip they always had a message on the message board announcing the Dodgers upcoming home schedule,… Read more »

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  Phil

Classic write up JD….I spend the night with the 3 yr old melting down all night….it was better than watching the game. I guess I can kind of root on the Diamondbacks now without guilt…anyone but the Dodgers…

MarcelGirard
MarcelGirard
7 years ago

Weak! That word keep coming to mind as I followed the game last evening. Not in the Rockies viewing area this summer so was watching the Cardinal-Pirate game on ESPN while following the Rockies via At Bat on my phone. Saw hat the pre-game write-up was “Culberson in Lineup vs Braves” then noted on the 1st play ” fielding error by second baseman Charlie Culberson”. As they say, you only have one chance to make a first impression. Weak! Then… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  MarcelGirard

I’m pulling for the Pirates in the NL. Twenty seasons under .500 – that’s more torture than we’ve had in our full 20, for sure. Those fans deserve the fun they’re having, glad for it. Love seeing them beat the friggin Cardinals, too. Really sick of how good and classy they always are (LOL) …somebody else’s turn.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Good comments folks. Phil, I never knew that about the Dodgers bullying of the Angels. Interesting history and another reason (did I really need one?) to continue hating the Dodgers. Geivett in today’s DP: they stood pat because “we’re in the middle” – knows that it’s frustrating but believes that this team can still make a run. The part about making a playoff run is near delusional. I go back to the idea that long term that magical 2007 run… Read more »

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
7 years ago

Ag as you just touched on above my frustration with not making any moves at the trade deadline was not about 2013. As a seller there were plenty of moves that the Rockies could have made to strengthen the team for 2014 and beyond. Surely not ALL of the payers on the current roster figure to be important pieces going forward? The Orioles were in a similar position to the Rockies about a month ago and they badly needed some… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

Outstanding and entertaining postgame, Jared :0 … At least got a bitter chuckle out of the debacle that is the Rockies…

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

And poor Chad Bettis . . . what a way/place/situation to start his major league career. Hope he rocks it though.

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

Geivett said yesterday the Rockies wouldn’t “mortgage their future” by making trades. Not sure how ‘selling’ existing competent players for future prospects does that. Seem to me a better analogy is the Rockies aren’t willing to risk an investment in stocks, or even in the bank, and are putting their money under the mattress.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago

DP has this headline on the website from July 30: Todd Helton plays fifth straight game.

Lou Gehrig is spinning in his grave.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  Bat Cat

Bat Cat, that’s awesome! “5th straight game” deserves a headline …

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Josh Sullivan DFAd to make room for Bettis on roster. Sure was a sound move to keep Sullivan around all season at the expense of guys like Roenicke.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Cisco, it was the same last year with Will Harris. O’Dowd turned out to be correct as Harris has been pretty good with the Dbacks. My problem isn’t so much with protecting talented arms, its with not giving them a chance while we recycle Corpas, Francis, etc.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Best in the business. Best in the business.

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