Thanks to Roxnsox, she gave some snippets of game action as it was shown on MLBN-alternate TV. Reading her comments in today’s GameDay post is all you need to know why the Rockies succumbed to the lowly Reds. Their record drops to 8-6 and 3-2 in series play.
Dustin Garneau’s gaffe rounding third base changed the dynamics of the game and dug the Rockies deeper into the hole. He apparently scored the game-tying run in the seventh on a Ryan Raburn double. The Reds challenged and asked for the review of whether Garneau touched third base or not. They won the appeal and the tying run was taken off the scoreboard. Every player playing since T-ball knows that you have to touch all bags. Garneau should very well know that the majors have four professional umpires with every inch on the baseball field filmed on replays. If you miss the base, stop and go back to touch it. Way better than getting an out and giving up the run. If I was manager, Garneau is on the way back to ABQ immediately following the game.
Justin Miller pitched a clean inning in the bottom of seventh except that Ben Paulsen lost the ball in the sun in what would have been the third out. That allowed two additional runs to score. Otherwise, the staff pitched a nice game other than back-to-back home runs in the second inning. What I do not understand if WW knew Miguel Castro had a sore shoulder, why didn’t he call up someone from ABQ?????
Colorado comes home to take on another powerhouse (Dodgers) for a three-game set. Jon Gray will make his first start of 2016 and hopefully he can continue the rotation’s streak of quality starts (other than JDLR).
If you notice, I put up a picture of David Dahl because it is much more pleasant to watch him play than our fourth and fifth outfielders. He hit yet another home run today, his sixth of the year.