ROCKIES HOME OPENER TODAY!!!

The Rockies will take to Coors Field today at 2:10 for their Home Opener, or as many like to call it, “The Real Opening Day!!!” THIS is the time of the season that baseball really begins, the time for the fans to call in “sick” for work and head to LoDo.  A time to dawn the purple (it is “Purple Monday” or did you forget?) and make sure you have enough money for a Helton Burger.  Ah, baseball…well, you can go here to read about that!

Today’s game will be the first in a nine game stint that will welcome three out of four division rivals.  On the mound today will be Jhoulys Chacin, who ended the season as the Rockies ace, only to be replaced by Jeremy Guthrie.  His poor showing in Spring Training did nothing to instil confidence, but every Rockies fan knows he has the stuff to really compete, if he can stay consistent.

Chacin will be up against another pitcher who struggled in Spring Training, Barry Zito.  Zito’s was hit pretty hard in March, especially his last start and is looking to come into today’s game and prove he is still worth being considered a member of the rotation, nevermind being worth the massive contract he received before coming back to earth.

So here’s to “Opening Day”!  Time to make memories!!!

 


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Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Cisco, that very at bat just happened to be playing as I inflict punishment on myself by watching the replay. Zito made Rogers throw 11 pitches. Sure, Zito was just sticking the bat out there to tap away every strike, but Rogers had nothing resembling a swing-and-miss pitch to end the embarrassment.

Meanwhile, Zito average less than 13 pitches PER INNING against the Rockies today.

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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Disgusting. Same old – all hits came with two outs and against bottom shelf pitchers. Chacin is no longer a major league pitcher – no command and overthrowing after getting frustrated. No further comments.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Not sure what’s up with Chacin. After that Sandoval HR he pitched like he was scared. Sandoval’s second time up Chacin wasn’t even close, walking him on a pitch way out of the zone on a 3-0 count. I’ve been a Chacin supporter since he really has had an excellent MLB start (remember, he was 22/23 years old the last couple years), but his performances in the second half last year and today are a very bad trend.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

egossage, on Fowler: yes, frustrating. But before we start clamoring for Tyler Colvin to take over in CF, has anyone bothered to look at why the Cubs gave up on him? This was Colvin’s April 2011: .137/.228/.314 And Colvin’s May: .000/.000/.000 That May was just 12 plate appearances, after which he was sent down Ian Stewart style. Oh, and Colvin lifetime against lefties? .199 BA. So unless something remarkable happened to him in spring training, even if he gets his… Read more »

egossage
egossage
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I could care less about the stats! Just seeing the two play you can tell Colvin is a far better baseball player than Dexter. I really hope this is the year we get rid of Dexter! He’s horrible and I’ve been saying that for 3 years!

Jenn
Jenn
3 years ago

I really conlud’t ask for more from this article.

Dotty
Dotty
3 years ago

What is their MOTIVE to become rich…please let me know…Most in the WoF movement give this guy a &#;721;pass&#82128when it comes to opulent lifestyles..The house and the Cessna Citation and his cars are paid for by well meaning yet gullible people…Copeland could care less about the people who pay for his lifestyle…Jesus Christ ”didn’t have a place to lay his head”…How does Copeland square that ?

Trisha
Trisha
3 years ago

being a teen mom in high school is hell i have 2 little girls and i thouhgt high school alone was hard add a toddler and baby to your hw and bills

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