Rockies Lose…Again

You can’t win games if you don’t score…period.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

Apparently Drewpo didn’t get the memo that starters aren’t going 4 innings/75 pitches with a piggybacker anymore.After watching journeyman E.Stults go a masterful nine two nights ago I had hoped Drewpo might learn something.How foolish of me.Although it probably means nothing,the old firstbaseman had his second multi hit game in a row-and against a lefty.Singles look pretty awesome considering how the offense has sucked on this road trip.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Can’t help noticing how much DrewPo looks like Guthrie on the mound-same demeanor, body language, attitude. Hope I’m wrong, but I don’t like the looks of this. I get the impression he wishes he was with another organization. Things just didn’t get off on the right foot for him with the Rox, first the appendectomy and than the 75-pitch limit.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

He looks scared to fail, leading to failure. I also wonder if he doesn’t have a bit of an attitude (and hopefully the failures are maturing that right out of him). I’ve never liked his facial expression, looks kind of surly. And Walt gave him an atta-boy tap; if looks could kill, the skipper would be dead. Not cool. Bigger picture: they aren’t very good, folks. This is the feeling I’ve had most of their 20 years at some point.… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Did you also notice the snarl he gave Rosario when he was coming back to the mound right after he gave up the bases loaded 2-run single to Ellis? Something is definitely up with him.

DrewPo just reminds me of a pampered Ivy League frat rat that’s been pampered all his life. Always has had things handed to him, so now that there is some adversity in his life, he doesn’t know how to handle it.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

For those of you keeping score at home, here are the records of the pitchers involved with the Indians & Rox since the Ubaldo trade: Ubaldo Jimenez- 20-25 DrewPo- 4-13 Alex White- 4-13 Wilton Lopez- 1-3 That’s 20-25 for the Indians and 9-29 for the Rox. At this point you have to like the Indians’ point of view of this trade right now. Ubaldo in 14 of last 15 starts has allowed 3 or fewer ER. He seems to be… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Interesting Cisco. Ubaldo has been a big disappointment for the Indians, but you’re right: if Pomeranz doesn’t turn it around soon, they’ll still have won the trade. Sure, Pomeranz is still 24, but next time you hear someone talking about how young he is and how much time the Rockies have to be patient with him, remember some of the Diamondbacks who just beat us. Patrick Corbin, 24. Wade Miley, 26 (won 16 games last year). Tyler Skaggs, 22. Oh,… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Gardner, who was also in the trade, cleared waivers and is back in Tulsa. But since few, or any of us, have seen him pitch, who knows if he’ll every make it. As for Ubaldo for the most part he’s giving up 3 or few runs but seldom lasting more than 5 or so innings so these are not quality starts. Yes, he’s the best of the pitchers but right now that’s not saying much. I’m not sure why but… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Ubaldo is an excellent pitcher who let perceived (or real) mistreatment by an organization get to him and it took a long time to recover. He CARRIED the Rockies that whole 2010. THIRTEEN of his wins 19 wins that year ended a Rockies losing streak. In 6 of his 8 losses he gave up 3 runs or less. The guy worked his butt for the organization and then they trash can him and totally jack him up during his last… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I heard an interview with Tom Seaver. He was asked what’s the most important pitch and he said, “strike one”, the 2nd most important pitch, “Strike Two”. You get the picture. Sandy Koulfax was a mediocre pitcher his first 5 or 6 years. Once he developed his control he was basically unhitable. Drew is not Koulfax, but until he can throw the ball over the plate he’s gonna struggle. I understand when Rockies can’t hit a great pitcher, like probably… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Hasn’t this problem against lefties been on going for a couple of seasons? You know who could really hit lefties-Jeff Baker.Let’s see a RH bat who plays the corner infield and outfield positions and could even catch in a pinch! Yep, I can see why we traded him to the Cubs-who did we get again? Anyone?

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Who we traded to be a stud for the Tigers-I see a pattern here.Thanks Jardean for the info.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

Actually Albuquerque was a waiver claim by the Tigers so the Rockies got nothing for him.

edtheump
edtheump
7 years ago

JD…
best postgame writeup of the year!! Nothing you have written, as well as jeem and RMH, defines the current season so succinctly…nicely done.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

Oops, I typed before engaging brain. Albuquerque was designated for assignment by the Rockies and passed through waivers. Upon clearing waivers he chose free agency and later signed with the Tigers as a free agent. The part about the Rockies not getting anything for him is correct and is part of the continuing pattern of DOD’s habit of not getting anything in return for far too many players.

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