Rockies Complete Improbable Sweep of Padres

The Rockies were not supposed to score more than one or two runs against Tyson Ross (13-13, 2.66) and Franklin “Kerosene” Morales (6-7, 5.21) was not supposed to give up 3 or less runs in six innings.  Colorado pasted rockymountainhigh’s comment (“Throw away game today with Sunday lineup”) to their lockers before the game.  The fired up Rockies turned in a 6-0 shutout of the San Diego Padres to complete a sweep.  They ended the home stand with a 5-1 record and they need only four more victories to avoid a 100 loss season.  They embark on a six game road trip to New York (Mets) and St. Louis.  Don’t forget to pack plenty of bats and check them into baggage.  The offense on the road has been beyond horrible.

Corey Dickerson led off the second inning with a single up the middle.  After Ben Paulsen grounded into a force out, “Zero Improvement” D.J. LeMahieu singled ahead of Jackson Williams’ first career home run.  That gave the Rockies an early 3-0 lead.  Kerosene beat the long odds throwing up zeroes on the scoreboard through six innings.  He gave up only four hits and two walks while inducing one double play grounder. Williams was credited with his play-calling for today’s team shutout.  Brooks Brown, “Zero” Adam Ottavino, and Christian Friedrich completed the shutout.  Nolan Arenado crushed a two-run homer in the seventh inning after Rafael Ynoa’s single off Robbie Erlin to increase the Rockies’ lead to 5-0.  “Baby Bull” Wilin Rosario, fresh off the DL, hit a double and was driven home by “Chuck Nazty” Charlie Blackmon to complete the scoring.

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roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago

Wow, the headline here says about all you need to know about the season (“improbable” sweep of the Padres) 🙂

Tell me, has Frankie become serviceable?!

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
6 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

rns…

Has Frankie become serviceable you ask?

Not a chance!!

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Thanks Ed, my eyes – or something – must have been deceiving me lately, here and there 🙂

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Any word on Paulsen’s arm after the HBP?

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

No – Frankie hasn’t become serviceable.

BUT – the dude does deserve some type of award for taking the ball every single time he’s been asked – even almost immediately after apparent demotions (multiple times). Even though he hasn’t been good, he’s been a team guy, and a tough guy. We could use a few more of those.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

The guys are fun to watch at the moment.

I can totally get behind losing teams if I can see a future – a plan – in place. So I’m intrigued by the Cubs at the moment. I’m intrigued by the Astros at the moment (although I’m not completely “sold” on their apparent plan). It’s unfortunate that we don’t have a legitimate plan.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

On a completely different note – the 2015 schedule is out and it appears that our interleague opponents will be the AL (well duh!) West. LAA, TEX, HOU, OAK, SEA. That will be fun!

jaredean
jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I saw that…one other thing that i thought was pretty funny – we will be a part of three different “home openers”: Brewers Home Opener/Season Opener (4/6) Rox Home Opener vs Cubs (4/10) Giants Home Opener (4/13) Is it just me or do you guys love that the Cubs are the first team we will meet at home…and that we have a chance to beat the Giants at home for their opener… One other thing that is very surprising to… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
6 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

I HATE that the Cubs are here Opening Day. Going to be even harder to get tickets. Boo. At least there will be enough Rockies fans to keep (vocal) pace – ha!

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