Puigmania Comes to Coors

The last three games of this home stretch will feature one of the hottest players in the major leagues, one that is talked about almost nightly like he is the 2nd coming of A-Rod.  The Rockies will welcome to Coors the Los Angeles Dodgers and their rookie “sensation” Yasiel Puig.

Puig’s June numbers are in line with Joe DiMaggio’s rookie numbers and his acting at the plate, after getting bumped in the nose by a pitch, shows that his proximity to Hollywood from Dodger stadium is a perfect fit.

Roy Oswalt (0-2 7.36) will be on the mound for the Rockies, going up against Kershaw (6-5 2.08).  The Rockies will also see Greinke and Capuano in this series.

ROCKIES LINEUP

IN GAME CHAT

 

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roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

Dex went on the DL – scratched after failed BP. Will the good Tyler Colvin please stand up?

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

And what question was Roy Oswalt the answer to????

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  RocketMan

“Do you think this might work?” Haha. And the answer is apparently No.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

The question was, “What washed up pitcher would actually be worse than Jon Garland?”
[For the record, I still think Oswalt will be o.k. if they stick with him]

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

You keep saying that Ag,but the free fall needs a vet like Oswalt to step up NOW!

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

Cargo looks completely lost against Kershaw.

RocketMan
RocketMan
7 years ago

Actually, they all look lost. I guess the AAA guys don’t see many curveballs. Colvin looks absolutely pedestrian, in all aspects of the game. On the other hand, Puig looks to be all they have been saying.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

If Rockies are going to play a lousy game, might as well lose 8-0 to Kershaw who looked like the best pitcher in baseball tonight (or perhaps 2nd to Homer Bailey). Everybody looked bad tonight. I know some people don’t want Puig to be on the All-Star team but the guy’s hitting 440 with power and speed and looked like he ran the 100 yard dash to make a great catch in foul territory tonight. If the game is A)… Read more »

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Bill…you are correct. He did, on purpose, throw his glove at the bunted ball. IF the glove would have touched the ball, the play would have been declared dead and the batter/runner would have been awarded three bases. That ruling is consistent at all levels of baseball. Softball as well, for that matter. Additionally, if the thrown glove would have contacted the batted ball leaving the field in fair territory it would be ruled a homerun. In 25 years of… Read more »

IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago

Did I misunderstand, or did it sound like Oswalt was either taking a shot at Yorvit or the coaches regarding their pitching game plan? Kept saying “from now on…” about his pitch selection and how he was going to start doing it differently. I know the guy is known to be a bit cranky sometimes, just wondering if his comments are going to create some drama. If he does, I see another DFA in our future.

IggyRox
IggyRox
7 years ago
Reply to  IggyRox

Referring to Root postgame interview.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Iggy, I caught that too. Oswalt’s words will read in the paper as blaming himself, but watching him he sure seemed ticked at someone else (pitching coach? Weiss? Yorvit?) for taking him out of his normal game plan. I’m not sure what he meant because they were hitting whatever he threw up there … then again, who isn’t in denial about growing old?

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

In 3 games with Oswalt pitching the Rockies have scored 4 runs. 2 of which have come after he was pulled. The only game we have led is against Boston where we scored 1 run in the top of the first and Ol’ Roy came out and gave up 3 in the bottom.

Ian
Ian
7 years ago

Ed, follow up question to the thrown glove rule. How would that be scored? A hit, an error or something else?

Puig needs to get promoted to another league, maybe the one in Dyersville, IA. He was man among boys last night. Looked like he could do anything he wanted on the field.

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
7 years ago
Reply to  Ian

Ian…I’m not 100% on how it would be ruled.

Logic says the batter/runner would be credited with a triple…same as the ball leaving the yard would be ruled a homerun.

It could be recorded as offensive interference but I’m guessing that I’m pretty damn close to being correct.

Just a side note from an ump’s point of view…we don’t give a crap how it’s scored, just get him to third and play on. (Snark is intentional)

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