Rockies Host Dodgers For Three Games

The Rockies opened the season with a 3-1 series win in Milwaukee against the scrappy Brewers.  The offense produced just enough runs in the first two games to hold off the Brewers 7-5 and 7-6 in the first two games.  Jon Gray and Tyler Anderson did not give length, but the bullpen was up to their task shutting down the Brew Crew in 8 plus innings over two games.  Gray and Anderson both pitched well but it did not show up in the ERA and W/L departments.  They both had BABIP against of over .500.

They fell flat on their faces in the third game Wednesday night giving up five runs out of six via the long balls in a 6-1 losing effort.  They took the series win Thursday afternoon despite the bats being frozen for most of the day.  Mark Reynolds and NoDo each had a solo homer for the only Rockies’ runs in a 2-1 victory.  For the third time in four games, BB turned to the Mike Dunn and Greg Holland combo to lock down the

 

game.  As you can see Agbayani made a very good comment regarding the difference between BB and WW.

The table setters and Trevor Story were non-shows for the entire series.  Who needs Ian Desmond the way Mark Reynolds is playing with two big HRs.  Gerardo Parra is better at the plate but he is still a POOTBLAN (Parra out on the base like a ninokomp (sp? help me!).  Dustin Garneau in his first game (the fourth game of the series) managed the game very well and tried to contribute with his bat.

Colorado opens the series against the Dodgers in the home opener on Friday at 2:10 p.m.  Kyle Freeland will make his MLB debut against Brandon McCarthy.  On Saturday the Rockies will find out how well our new ace Jon Gray matches up against Clayton Kershaw.  I will be at both games and then settle for watching the game on television Sunday in the series finale with Tyler Anderson tossing.

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sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

sdcarp’s single random musing from that game:

Bud Black sending out Oberg to faux start the 9th, forcing Roberts to annouce Utley, then Bud flipping to McGee is freakin’ brilliant. It’s a move a good MLB Managers make. But no way WW makes that move.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

I’ll just say this……we’re lucky that the Nationals flubbed the BB hiring pre-2016 season. We’ll never know for sure what happened there, but we’re the benefactors.

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago

Under WW, I think that the Rockies would have lost today’s game but may have done as well or even better in Milwaukee. I think that under WW the Rockies would have scored a lot more runs in Milwaukee because Blake Doyle would still be the hitting coach. If I remember correctly, Arenado had his worst offensive season when he was in Tulsa. I believe that Espy was the hitting coach in Tulsa at that time. I am not impressed… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

Giants bullpen blows another one. Keep an eye on that situation. It’s ugly.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

Tonight’s game feels like the biggest games played at Coors in 4-5 years (Home Openers don’t count). My only fear is that Grey will be over-amped and wild in the 1st inning. But if we can hang around, Otto, Dunn, and Holland are rested and ready.

Agbayani
Agbayani
3 years ago

Our old friend and (sort of) founder Tracy Ringolsby has a nice piece on the official Rockies site about the bullpen’s strong start. And it is impressive. Fingers crossed of course – these guys need to stay reasonably healthy! But there’s a chance that this could be a really good bullpen. Holland, McGee, even Ottavino have had dominant stretches in their careers (sadly, Ottavino’s only lasted a couple months or so), and I’m convinced Estevez is on his way. Dunn… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago

Diamondbacks are installing a humidor. It is said to be ready in 4 to 6 weeks.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

Bob – I saw this story! This is what happens when you pay 200M for Zack Greinke and he sucks.

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

They were talking about putting in the humidor about 4 years or so ago. management changes may have delayed the project but once it was established that the humidor at Coors Filed worked the Diamondbacks were listed as a prime candidate for the second humidor.

The Greinke and Shelby Miller deals are the prime reasons there is new management in Arizona.

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago

Goodman said that this was the first time ever that Kershaw gave up back to back home runs.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
3 years ago

Better turn that bus around and get back to the stadium Sunday afternoon, rmh!

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
3 years ago

Great game tonight. All facets working against the “best pitcher in baseball”. If you had told me Monday morning we’d be up four games on the Giants come Saturday I would bet the farm against it. Lovin’ this start.

Did any of you see what happened in Philly? It took Washington 68 pitches to get 3 outs in the first inning. Poor Jeremy Guthrie has an ERA of 135.0 (decimal point is correct). Ouch!

Bob K.
Bob K.
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Probably Guthrie’s last MLB start., 10 ERs in 2/3 of an inning. He was rewarded by being DFAed this morning.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

A few random musings from last night: 1. Ottavino’ s velocity is good. Movement is good. He just doesn’t quite have it in sync yet, but he looks close. 2. I like Cardullo. He has the makings of a classic, very worthwhile bench player. 3. Is Puig the dumbest player in baseball history? He’s got to be right up there. 4. Holland looked a little off. I was worried in the Van Slyke AB. 5. You know the old baseball… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
3 years ago

Random musing from yesterday’s 6-10 defeat: 1. First game of the season that I didn’t get to watch at least a few innings. Looks as though I picked a good one to miss. 2. Jordan Lyles just isn’t going to make it, is he? He’s been given every opportunity. 3. Saw where Riley Pint pitched 4 very solid innings yesterday in Hagerstown, MD. This included at least 3 pitches over 100MPH in the 1st inning. 4. Padres rolling into town.… Read more »

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