Rockies Get Weiss First Win of Career

Jorge De La Rosa struggled with command, but that didn’t stop the Rockies from handing Walt Weiss, their first year manager, the win at the end of the game.

De La Rosa only lasted 4 1/3, giving up four runs on 5 hits.  He also walked three, struck out three and threw an HR pitch that Braun took to the opposite field.  He didn’t seem like he was fooling hitters and his 77 pitches in less than five was far from ideal.

But the team picked him up, both with the bats and the gloves.

It was the Tulo and CarGo show again, as both went yard for the second game in a row.  Each hit farther than yesterdays long balls, and Tulo even had a runner on the bases when he drilled his.

Cargo ended the day going 2-5 and Tulo was 1-4 with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 7th.  The seventh was the turning point, as the Rockies were tied 4-4 and found themselves with the bases loaded, no outs and Tulo at bat.  Thankfully they were able to plate three, thanks to the Tulo sac, Cuddy single and Helton single.

Where yesterdays game was one of the starter putting in quality work and the pen dropping the ball, tonight’s was just the opposite.  Once De La Rosa came out the pen put in a combined 4 2/3 innings of four hit, no run ball.  Belisle looked sharp, going two innings and only giving up one hit and one walk.

Game Strange Statistic: The team has combined for 26 hits over the first two games.  Twenty-six hits and not one of those hits have been recorded as a double or triple.  It’s either HR’s (5) or Singles for this club so far.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Damn,my 0-162 bet is toast.I have resisted getting Root or MLB due to old retiree financial status,but would love a .500 April to force me into action!

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher
7 years ago

Someone somewhere pointed out the Rox have only one long home stand during the opening month and that should help with the team getting Coorsitis. Coming out of AZ I was worried they might have a mini-case due to its dry air and semi-altitude. But foe two games the offense has garnered hits aplenty. Yesterday they didn’t execute well with men-on but they strung it together tonight really well. I know I have to remember the other team is also… Read more »

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher
7 years ago

Just saw one more big thing. They scored in 5 innings out of 9. Yes there were 2 homers in there and too many empty outs ( and where are the doubles!), but on the road especially those runs in multiple innings not only keep the offense running but puts the opposing pitchers in multiple stressful innings. So far so good!

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

Hey guys great to have the baseball season start again!!!

Tulo and cargo back healthy, when they are in the lineup together rocks are something like 30 games over.500. Tulo’s presence is unbelievably important he must stay healthy at play in about 150 games for the rocks to stand any chance.

Escalona did good yesterday, great fastball.

Now lets get behind them and get the first series win of the season. GO ROCKIES!!!

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago

Thoughts: Really like the combo of Dex and Rutledge up top in the lineup. Hope that Weiss doesn’t tinker the way Tracy did. The only changes in today’s lineup should be Pacheco at 1st, and Rosario back behind the plate. Otherwise – leave it alone and let them play and find some rhythm. I thought DLR’s velocity was good. I saw 92 several times (that’s 94 at Coors) – about as hard as he’s ever thrown. Sounds silly, but today’s… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
7 years ago

Not to curb the enthusiasm, but I remember the Rockies scoring 32 runs in their first three road games (in San Diego of all places) in 2006 and we thought we had a good team at that point. Not quite.

That said, the Rox could easily be 2-0 with the offense they have shown so far. Good hitting top-to-bottom so far.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

If Rox stay healthy and Cargo/Tulo produce like they are capable of and like they have shown in the first 2 games, Rox will be very competitive this season. Not saying division champ or anything, just saying very competitive. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see them around 85 wins and in the conversation for a wild card. As far as last nights game, another good hitting performance pretty much all around. Pitching was exact opposite as the opener, starter… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago

Team looked good and the diving catch by Cuddyer seemed to be the hammer that nailed the coffin lid down on the Brew Ha Ha’s. DlR was around the plate alot so that’s a good sign. Can’t make those mistakes to guy’s like Braun, tho. Torrealba is a good defensive catcher but if other teams follow the scouting, he gets out with sliders away. Escalona showed good stuff, keeping it down. Weiss using Lopez as a matchup reliever was a… Read more »

Cesar Carvajal
Cesar Carvajal
7 years ago

Just saw Cuddyer’s amazing play -WOW-. It was ranked as #1 in the LatinAmerican ESPN Sportscenter.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

Agree with all, I’m encouraged, but cautiously.

I’m going to split hairs here-unless I missed something, is it 3 times in 2 games our pitchers can’t get the bunt down? (File that under little things that can help win a game).

Also, should we worry about Lopez? I only saw a glimpse of him last night, but I remember the hit off him being pretty solid and him getting pulled quickly. Maybe I’m nitpicking.

GO ROCKIES! Win the Series!

Doctor_Christopher
Doctor_Christopher
7 years ago

Jaredean, not sure how this is possible, but is there a contact with the Rox where we could ask the question, “what do you do during the season to work on bunting with the pitchers?’ would be interesting to know if they have a plan (other than trading for Juan Pierre as a full-time coach) to deal with this. Looking ahead after today, the team gets a rest day (let the pen get some rest), and we get three pitching… Read more »

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

TJ, I’m a little worried about Lopez but it is only 2 games. And I personally didn’t believe either of those balls hit off him last night were solid well hit balls. One obviously went for a hit, but it wasn’t hit well imo. Also, Braun’s ball the night before was a weak grounder but hit in the right spot(between Tulo/Nelson). Tulo fielded the ball but couldn’t get an out. If that ball is hit just 2 feet either direction… Read more »

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

Thanks for the clarification, I was multi-tasking when Lopez came in the game and I thought, good lead, opportunity for him to get confidence. Then I heard a couple hits, turned around and he was coming out.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

Pacheco will get plenty of time as the season wears on, and he will be a starter next season guaranteed when Helton hangs it up. Don’t see Helton staying healthy all year either, so I think Pacheco will end up being a much needed player for the Rox. As far as Nicasio, I really am rooting for him to succeed. I just don’t see the secondary pitches developing enough. Imo he doesn’t have the movement or the control on either… Read more »

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

Jaredean I agree the rockies must get that losing mentality out of their system and start winning some games and series. If we win tonight the first series on the ROAD!! of the season it will be huge. I think dante bichette has done a great job so far and it was evident last night he preaches his bulletproof 2 strike approach and tulo’s at bat last night with the sacrifice fly was perfect, the fundamentals of baseball. A few… Read more »

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