Rockies at Pirates – Game 2 5/21/2016

The Rockies took a 2-1 loss yesterday making the current trip record 1-3.  They had 12 hits, struck out only once, and walked a couple of times but they managed only one run on NoDo’s solo blast off Gerrit Cole.

WW announced that our long time Coors tamer, Jorge De La Rosa will return and start Tuesday at Boston.  I wonder who will move out; I’m guessing Jordan Lyles back to AAA and Chris Rusin will move to long relief.  sdcarp thinks it will be Eddie Butler that will go to long relief.  Patrick Saunders guesses that JDLR will replace Rusin in the rotation.  Sorry sdcarp, vote is 2-1 in favor of Rusin to long relief over Butler. 🙂

Hoorah!  CarGo out of the lineup today and Raburn starts in his place, but swap corner OFs with Gerardo Parra.  My wish was heard that CarGo should be moved down to #4 outfielder as he has been a major wrench in the offense rhythm.  I was feeling like he was costing the Rockies one or two runs a game with his rally-killing automatic outs over the last five weeks or so.

The game is expected to be played today, but there will be a delay as to when the game starts.  Game on ROOT_RM tv and 850AM radio.

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sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

RMH – thanks for the article. I long ago realized the Rox and I don’t agree on many things, so I won’t be surprised if I “lose” the Rusin/Butler role prediction. But……I have to say, the Rox and I have been more aligned this year than about the last 3-4 years combined. So it will be interesting to see what happens.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Big win needless to say. We can take this series, Tomorrow looks good for us.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

I’m greedy RMH. I want to win tomorrow and snag one in Boston.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

I stayed home and enjoyed this one from my warm and dry living room. I was hoping for a rainout and a traditional doubleheader tomorrow. This game was basically the reverse of last night. We lost on a bad pickoff throw last night and won on a bad throw from the catcher tonight. Both games were 1-1 at the time. Last night everything hit hard was right at somebody while today we get a ball glancing off the first base… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Bob – WV provides fairly good proximity to two really nice Parks, huh?

Over 162 games, these things even out for good teams. Bad teams aren’t good enough to take advantage of gifts sometimes. It’s a sign of the Rockies progression that we’re hanging around these good teams and can take advantage of situations like today’s 9th.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago
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Cincy is about 5 hours away, which is not much more than the Paonia-Denver runs I used to make. PNC is about an hour and a half north of here. I hope to make my first visits to Baltimore and Washington in July and August. I can get to them in about 3 hours each. Never been to Cleveland but I believe that’s less than four hours away. Philly is in reach too.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Also, since my fishing trip to Canada got cancelled I can now drive 2 hours to Altoona to see the Yard Goats play in mid-June. 🙂

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Like the sound of that Cleveland trip – you can do that and not have to deal with the I-95 traffic corridor.

Doc
Doc
4 years ago

Fascinating read, Bob. Someone should make a movie about this guy. I wouldn’t count out him closing a game against the Rox in Denver bringing his career full circle. I’d make it a deciding playoff game and Story hits a walkoff.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

And Tsao was throwing 94 again! Weird story, thanks for pointing it out, Bob. Until Ottavino came around, about 2 games of Tsao as our closer (2003 I think?) was the closest we’ve come to a dominant closer. He really was that good. And RMH, I’m glad to see my “we won’t see .500 again” is still being proven wrong. I think I said that about 3 weeks ago.

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