Brett Anderson was rusty in his first inning giving up a parade of hits with two outs gone in the first inning that totaled five runs. He settled down to pitch five innings while giving up one more run on a triple and error for error-aided inside-the-park home run. The Rockies in the meantime worked to scored four runs over the first two innings and scratched out another run in the fifth inning to narrow the deficit to 6-5. Tommy Kahnle, who has been consistent, pitched a clean 6th inning. Then came the usual bullpen issue among the same people. They went on to give up seven more runs over the last three innings to help the Minnesota Twins put the game away.
Baby Bull had an awful day with his pitching calling and defense. This is just my opinion, but when it was clear that Anderson was throwing fastballs center of the plate (in the first inning) you change up the routine and start calling sliders to stay away from center cut fastballs. Later he added salt in the wound when he gave up a passed ball with the bases loaded on the first pitch thrown by Zero.
This morning (Monday) Dick Montfort was supposed to meet up with a fan, Christine Voss, over breakfast to talk Rockies baseball. Voss was the one who wrote the letter and Montfort fired back an unethical reply. That would be her golden chance to tell Dick to hire a president and get the heck out of the way.