Rockies Looking to Salvage Series Split

If a trend is developing, it is the Rockies are playing in virtually every game not blown up by the bullpen that are winnable.  This afternoon, Kerosene faces old nemesis Ian Kennedy.  If Kerosene can give Colorado a quality start today, it will be the third consecutive quality start by the rotation.  A victory today would give the Rockies an ok 3-4 road trip through California.

Rockies vs Padres

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Thursday 4/17, 4:40 PM MT at Petco Park

Radio: COL: KOA 850 SD: XPRS 1090, XEMO 860

TV: COL: ROOT SPORTS SD: FSSD, FOX Deportes San Diego

 

IN GAME CHAT

 

 

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IN GAME CHAT

 

 

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Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Sorry, sdcarp, gotta disagree on Ian Kennedy being a shadow of his former self. His fielding independent pitching ERAs since 2010:
4.33
3.22
4.04
4.59
2.46 (in 3 starts this year)
He’s 29. I have to say same old Ian Kennedy, be just had a career year (aided by a .270 Babip) in 2011. And he’s always been a problem for Rox hitters. Not happy about that, but that’s how I see it.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Fastball velocity:

2011=94.8
2012=94.6
2013=94.2
2014=93.7

It’s true some guys work around these declines quite well (King Felix comes to mind)…..and to be fair this decline is relatively minimal. So maybe his 2014 will ultimately show a rebound. 2014 sample size is too small for ERA (and velocity).

I’d rather see him than Cashner. Cashner is an emerging star.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
6 years ago

How do we solve this RH platoon situation? We’re not getting much production from Barnes and Stubbs, so why not have Pacheco play more than once a week and move Wilin to first on those days? In essence you’re replacing Barnes/Stubbs for Wilin, which is a good trade off. I was disappointed Wilin wasn’t allowed to play first base in ST (1 game).

egossage
egossage
6 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I don’t know why Walt just doesn’t leave Blackmon in the lineup against LHPs. He’s hitting .336 (43-128) against lefties in his career. And why is Dickerson batting 3rd today???

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
6 years ago
Reply to  egossage

good points

Pooter
Pooter
6 years ago

I hate watching “The Twitcher” Franklin Morales pitch! Especially one day after watching “The Hot Head” pitch.

JMN
JMN
6 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

I was quite impressed with Frankie tonite, Red also. I hope Hawk appreciates his two run lead…I smell a W!

Gary
Gary
6 years ago

DLR was much better last night except for the 5th inning.THIRTEEN groundball outs/TWO flyball outs.Encouraging outing-now just needs to limit meltdown inning.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Ego, I agree. I looked up Charlie’s career splits including minors. He struggled some against lefties last year, but before that he hit them just about as well as righties. Plus to me he looks pretty comfortable up there against lefties, unlike Stubbs or Barnes vs righties – they look completely overmatched. Charlie’s off to a great start and has earned the right to get an everyday shot. ONE of Stubbs or Barnes would be a useful guy to have… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
6 years ago

This is where everyone needs to start talking about Kennedy’s perfect game. Maybe Jenny can get the Padres tv guys to start talking about.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
6 years ago

I hate how the Rockies never have a manager take ownership of game by making a gutsy decision. Your team is struggling to get baserunners, suddenly you have a man on 2nd and no outs and you don’t call a bunt. You don’t call for a PH. Just let the status quo continue and guess what, you end the inning again without a run.

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago

Nice game Boyz – well done. 3-4 road trip nothing to sneeze considering how AT&T has treated us. Now – need to take advantage of the Phils.

lwesche
lwesche
6 years ago

Good win today. Nice to see bullpen hold onto one. And a starter to go more than 5 innings.

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