Pirates Beat Down Rockies 5-1

Pittsburgh scored a run in the first inning and the game was practically over at this point.  Colorado is now 0-26 on the road when the home team scores first.  To add salt to the wound, Russell Martin hooked a three run shot just inside the foul pole to finish the Pirates’ scoring in the fifth inning.  Jonathon Herrera’s RBI single in the seventh inning was the only blemish on A.J. Burnett’s complete game outing.  He scattered eight hits on only 110 pitches.  Juan Nicasio went only 4 1/3 inning giving up countless hits or foul balls on 0-2 counts.

Everybody knew the Rockies didn’t show up on Sunday when the Pirates had the bases jammed with no outs when D.J. LeMahieu snagged a hard two-hopper, stepped on third for the force and threw home.  The runner realized the force is no longer in play and ran back to third.  Yorvit Torrealba ran him back to third thinking that there were two runners at third.  Problem was that the trailing runner was already out on the force at third.  So the runner going home returned to third safely.  Even Walt Weiss himself needed an explanation on why there was just one out.  Read the rules book, men of Blake Street.

Nothing more to write home about the Rockies.  Agbayani is leading the RWO contingent to have us turn our attention to the farmhands in Modesto and Tulsa.  In just four weeks, Colorado will likely send some pitchers to Denver during roster expansion and try to get  a read on the prospects for 2014 and later.

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Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

RMH, nice summary, particularly the explanation of the botched double play. Looks like the Pirates runner had his head in the game; not so sure about Torrealba and Weiss. And yeah, let’s keep following those minor league prospects! It’s probably already time to think about who’ll get a look in September, with all the attendant “no room on the 40 man roster” nonsense …

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a player stand on the bag after obviously being called out. Hats off to McCutcheon if he did this intentionally to confuse Yorvit. Seems like there should be an interference rule for malingering. LOL!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

It’s beginning to look a lot like September 2012. Mostly from Renck we’ve learned that: 1. Cargo is likely headed to the DL with his finger injury. Since he pinch hit this weekend, he’ll be gone at a minimum 13 days. 2. Helton felt some back pain again. We all know what that means. Renck suggests that Rutledge will join the big club in NY (he was a late scratch in the Sky Sox game yesterday). And here’s the kicker:… Read more »

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag, don’t forget that we can’t disrupt the all-important clubhouse culture or hurt anyone’s feelings.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Tulsa web site is reporting that Tom Murphy’s been promoted from Ashville, bypassing Modesto.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

It drives me crazy at the thought of another offseason where the Monforts and O’Dowd get to use the injury excuse, as if the team showed no signs of serious offensive problems when healthy.

This team needs to find some young grinders somewhere. We need a Kyle Seager type. Can either Rutledge or Arenado develop into that?

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Come on guys,don’t you remember-They will hit,they will hit,they wi…………

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

So what happened to Nady? Did the Rox find out why he has been cut by a half dozen other teams.Are the Padres really better than us? We are headed to the basement again and this time with the always predictible August injuries to make the free fall faster.How come you guys rag on Tulo for his injuries but never Cargo? His wrist/hand/finger issues are becoming as frequent as Tulo’s leg problems.

Doc
Doc
7 years ago

Once again it’s the attitude that irks me. Cargo’s injuries are caused by his violent swings yet he refuses to listen to his body. With the injury I’m just a slap hitter, he says, like going 4 for 5 on a regular basis is a bad thing. He refuses to go on the DL, depriving us of another bat for way too many games. The “stars” have the final word it seems. No wonder there is no accountability. Watched Holiday… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Patrick Saunders had a couple of different columns or maybe they were blogs on DenverPost.com. One he was answering some questions and he threw out “his” idea that perhaps Rosario should be tried at 1B. I’ve been harping on that all year and so have others but if Saunders wants to take credit so be it. As he says Rosario takes balls there almost every day. We know he can’t play catcher. He gives up bases every time he’s behind… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Soon the number of printed newspapers left in the US will be down to a handful. It’s called the internet now.

BTW, the DP recently upgraded their web site, and in my opinion it’s awful. So not only will anyone be buying their newspapers, I doubt anyone will also visit their web site. I hope Renck and Saunders have their resumes polished up.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I agree on the incredible shrinking newspaper and the awful redesign. I can tell when Saunders has written the post-game without checking the byline because he writes about what took place on the field, while Renck writes about whatever has caught his fancy.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago
Reply to  Bat Cat

Yeah the new web design is horrible. I wouldn’t call it an upgrade. And I’m hoping that the paper will keep the box scores even when sometimes they are abbreviated. But I’m guessing those will be gone soon. I’m an old guy so I like reading the paper with breakfast. And yes I understand newspapers want to attract younger readers. But based on my parents genes I still have 25 years to go. Hope the box scores stay around that… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Amen, from one old box score reader to another.After not being able to afford ROOT or ThePOST on my So.Sec.I was in depression until my 77 year old neighbor started giving me his Post after he was done.He’s a morning person and I am not,so its been perfect.He throws it up on my steps by noon and I get to read it at supper and sports at lunch.I missed a newspaper more than I can say,so its been a wonderful… Read more »

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