Rockies @ Pirates Game 1 5/20/2016

Colorado got their offense going against a very good pitcher in Michael Wacha yesterday, but the pitching was non-existent in a 13-7 loss to St. Louis.  Tonight they go against another ace in Gerritt Cole at Pittsburgh.  Eddie Butler toes the rubber tonight in a 5:10 MDT tilt.  CarGo continues to bat fourth despite being absolutely non-existent for over a month, save for his two-hit “outbreak” Sunday.  CarGo needs to move down to 7-hole.

At the time of writing, the Pirates leads 1-0 after an inning and a half.  Cole has been the beneficiary of baseball gods, getting two double plays off line drive right at an infield mitt.

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sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

76 pitches, 55 strikes to get through 6 innings. That’s pretty darn efficient. Still struggling with the 3rd time through the lineup (virtually all young pitchers do). Let the record show I want to be proven wrong.

Gerrit Cole is a really good pitcher. The Pirates are a really good team. It’s easy to get hung up on “what if’s,” but that’s baseball. Let’s see if we can get one tomorrow.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Read a blurb (I think it was a MLB.com tweet) that Lyles is in fact being called up for Pen duty. I find this interesting. Why not? I’ll confess to being a little skeptical because control has been his issue, but in several of his early starts back in April his 1st inning FB velocity was 95+. Good for the Rox for stepping out of the box a bit with this one.

Agbayani
Agbayani
4 years ago

Harrison Musgrave – rough introduction to AAA tonight — gave up 4 HRs. Ouch. As to why they skipped Freeland: the Rockies have done this before, keeping their better prospects in AA with an eye toward a straight promotion to the big leagues (Hoffman is kind of an exception here)

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

Who took the photo of Butler in the bullpen in pre-game? I was there watching it myself!

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
4 years ago

One of the more frustrating games I’ve ever witnessed. Bucs fans agreed with me that the Pirates were lucky in that the Rockies squared up a lot of baseballs that went right at someone. DJ’s first liner to first is a double if there is no runner being held on. His second could possibly have been extra bases as well if the first baseman is holding a runner on. Difference in game came down to a botched pickoff attempt at… Read more »

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Chatwood vs. Niese. Bettis vs. Nicasio. If we’re ever going to beat the Pitates, it’s going to happen in the next 2 games.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
4 years ago

Oh brother – JDLR to be recalled and pitch Tuesday vs. (drumroll please), the Red Sox. Otherwise known as one of the most patient offensive juggernauts in the AL. No way this ends well.

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