Reds Walk Off on Rockies, 6-5

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.

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Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

It was impossible to see on the scoreboard, but looking at it tonight on mlb.tv it appeared he did touch the bag with the outside of his foot against the side of the bag. There also was a bit of weird movement of the leg as it left the bag area as though it dragged on the base. The umpire certainly had a better view that either of the two camera angles and he must of been sure of what… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Agreed about the leg movement, Bob. That’s what made me think he did touch the base. Super close, not real good video, but hard to believe they overturned it. Thanks, too, for your game comments! I guess we patched together some “postgame” material:)

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

I love hearing descriptions of other ballparks/ballpark experiences!

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Thanks RHH and Roxnsox for providing some good details on a game I couldn’t watch. Anyone know why Walt went to Bergman instead of sticking with Boone? I know its a lefty/righty matchup thing, but Logan vs. right handed hitters is almost certainly better than Bergman vs. RHH. Not because Logan is really good, but because Bergman is really a marginal big leaguer. That just smells of overthinking on Walt’s part. And RMH, you’re right about one thing: with Blackmon… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I was wondering why you guys were ripping the choice of Bergman there. (Educate me. I don’t know about bullpen use/management.) So, I guess he is no good against righties?

Pooter
Pooter
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

In my opinion Bergman is a long man out of the bullpen and should be throwing in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, maybe 6th, blowout, and 10th inning and beyond. Instead Weiss had him throw in the bottom of the 9th which is usually reserved for pitchers like McGee. I do not give Weiss a pass at all with Castro being hurt. Knowing this he should have batted Bettis with Garneau on second, have qualls pitch the 8th, Boone Logan the… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
4 years ago

Watching MLB over my lunch, I saw the play and the replay. He clearly missed the third base bag on his first try, dragged his foot to the edge of the bag, touched it, tripped on it, and stumbled home. It was a shockingly bad replay miss.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

It was really close, and as the radiotv announcers said, there were limited camera angles since neither club was televising. I can’t believe NY overturned it on the evidence, which was NOT irrefutable. I saw the same as you, Thistle. The stumble is what convinced me he touched it.

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

Several random comments here: WV Bob – sounds like you had a blast. As previously noted, I love that Ballpark. Much like you, I’ll frequently buy the cheapest upper deck ticket and just wander around during the game and sit in various vacant areas. I always like to arrive at the Park early so that I can watch BP. I love observing the players body language during warm-ups and BP. Even though we’ve only seen a handful of innings from… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
4 years ago

OT – Charlie Culberson is playing 3rd base for the Dodgers today (4/21/16).

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

Just to clarify, NY did not overturn the call. The umpire ruled, upon the Reds’ appeal, that he was out for missing the bag. The Rockies challenged but the call was upheld. I am sure lack of irrefutable evidence came into play. I’d bet that if the appeal was ruled safe and the Reds challenged, NY would have still agreed with the umpire.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

I certainly would have pitched McGee in the 9th as it would have increased the likelihood of getting to the 10th inning where we had the top of the order due up.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

Carp, with a 12:30 start on Wednesday there was no batting practice or fielding practice. We didn’t see anyone even on the field until after noon! Potential boredom from that was avoided by chatting with others and reminiscing about Phillies-Reds games I went to at Riverfront Stadium in the 80’s. I should also have mentioned that they have several concession stands throughout the stadium that are loaded with draft and bottled craft beers. I’m guessing there were 40+ choices at… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
4 years ago

For some weird, mostly unfounded reason, I think Jon Gray will pitch well tonight. It sure would be nice to get him on a parallel path with Chettis and Chatwood.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

I saw the replay about 5 times and I really couldn’t tell. But umps are not having a good April. Saw a balk get called in the Padres-Pirates game the other night. The home-plate ump waved the runner (Andrew McCutcheon) in from 3rd. Then the umps got together and changed their mind and McCutheon had to return to 3rd and the runner on 2nd had to go back to first. Then Clint came out and said “What the hey….” and… Read more »

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