Rockies Seek Sweep of Phillies To Complete 5-1 Road Trip

With the Phillies’ Jerome Williams pitching today at 11:35 a.m. MDT, Walt Weiss has an interesting lineup alternating LH and RH hitters through the entire lineup.  It remains to be seen if Weiss takes DonnyDinger’s advice of playing standard defense on Cody Asche or any other soft hitting hitters.  D.J. LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado has great range to cover the weak ground balls deep in the holes.

With a victory today, the Rockies would improve to 14-13 away from Coors,  The irony is that they are stumbling at home with just a 8-13 record.  Actually Colorado has the third best road record in the NL behind only San Francisco (14-11) and St. Louis (13-11).  While the Rockies are playing well against teams outside of their own division, they are only 11-19 against the NL West teams.  The good records (6-3 and 4-2) against NL teams outside of the West is very deceiving as most of them were against bottom feeders (Cincy, Philly, and Milwaukee).   It is imperative that they finish off the Phillies and get their swagger back against winning teams.

Kyle Kendrick has been named to oppose Clayton Kershaw tomorrow while Jorge De La Rosa will go Tuesday against the Dodgers in one of the doubleheader games.

RWO Rox lineup

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RocketMan
RocketMan
5 years ago

Now that was reverse deja vu–bases loaded, no outs and 3 straight Ks–but it’s the Phillies at bat! Nice work by Brown and the Pitch Whisperer.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
5 years ago

Another strong outing, albeit against a weak team. Of course, these are the kind of teams that in the past would “get well” playing the Rox. Very nice road trip.

sdcarp
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sdcarp
5 years ago

DJ LeMahieu is becoming a very, very good baseball player before our eyes. He’s had the plus defense from day #1 – but for a while there was that “we’ll have to live with no offense to get the defense” dilemma. That dilemma is gone.

roxnsox
roxnsox
5 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

Y’all know I’m a DJ fan! Wasn’t he the “throw-in” on the Ian Stewart trade? How is Tyler Colvin doing, wherever he is, and was there somebody else we got?

jaredean
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jaredean
5 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Ah, that’s right – Colvin was the big chip in that trade…he had a nice few weeks if i remember correctly, hit some sweet key HR’s in a few games back-to-back, but mostly fizzled for us…Last year for SF he hit .223 in 57 games and is currently in the White Sox minor league system… we also gave up Casey Weathers in the trade and he hasn’t really done anything at all, so we for sure got the better end… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
5 years ago

The minor league pitching call ups are saving this team right now.

JulieG
JulieG
5 years ago

Wherever they are coming from, I certainly am feeling better about this season than I was not so long ago. It sure helps when you can put the pressure on the other team.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

Sorta funny when you think about it – Chettis comes up and does two things – throws strikes and works quickly. The other pitchers in the dugout (at least the young ones) watch and think “well duh, that works well, I’ll give it a shot.” Reverse leadership.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

File under “things that make you go hmmmmm:”

Mets pulled Steven Matz after 57 pitches today. He was dealin.’ Probably getting ready to call him up for themselves since Jonathan Niese is sorta suckin’ lately.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

Couple of us were chatting about Kyle Parker on another thread – he’s really heated up down in ‘Burque. I’ve relayed this story before, but it’s been awhile and is probably more relevant now since Parker is knocking on the door of Coors; Parker was a very good college QB at Clemson. Football player first, baseball player 2nd. In fact, he was trending toward being a NFL prospect (moreso than Conference rival Russell Wilson at NC State at that point).… Read more »

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