Rockies vs Giants 4/11/2012

One of the beauties of baseball lies in the pitching rotation.  With five starters, it is almost like you get to “start over” every 6 games.  Not happy with how some of your guys did the last week?  No problem, consider it all forgotten as your Ace takes the mound.  Wish you had someone stable in your rotation that you can rely on?  Just wait, it’ll come.  That is, unless you don’t have anybody in your rotation that can be considered stable.

Fortunately for us, we do.  Strangely for us, we don’t have to wait another start to get our Ace up, with the off day the powers that be decided to skip a starter and head back to the beginning.  While many (all?) would like to have our 5th guy out there today, knowing that Pomeranz has the type of stuff we really need right now, nobody will be complaining when Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound today against The Giants.

The Giants will have their Ace on the mound as well, with Tim Lincecum coming off a terrible outing with a line after five and a 1/3 innings he gave up six hits,  five earned and all of that helps him start the season with a nice little  8.44 ERA (oh, and the loss).

Guthrie, on the other hand, went seven innings only surrendering three runs on four hits giving him a 3.86 ERA to start the season.

Throw into the mix the fact that Timmy doesn’t like to pitch at Coors (and really doesn’t like the “juiced balls”) and we got ourselves a potential fun game tonight!

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

LOL gameday still stuck on Hernandez’s AB.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Here’s how gameday scored the play

R Hernandez singled to center, T Helton scored, M Cuddyer to second, M Cuddyer to third, R Hernandez to second on error by first baseman B Pill.M Cuddyer scored, R Hernandez to third on error by first baseman B Pill.

IggyRox
IggyRox
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

A bitter Pill for the Giants.

Wyorox
Wyorox
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Thanks. Yes, so fast Gmeday couldn’t keep up. Too cool! Go Rox!

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

“I don’t foresee a 3-2 or 4-3 game here. One team’s winning this thing by 4 or 5 runs. Who will it be?”

Good call Prog!!!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

I didn’t expect 3 of those games in 1 night. 😀

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Poor Affeldt having to come back out.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Chacin’s ERA is 9.00.
Tim Lincecum’s is 12.91.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Wish they left Belisle in 1 more inning since he was warm and had such an easy 6th. Agree with George and Drew here. Need Chatwood to finish the game. Not a good beginning.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Rox need to do some work tomorrow. Too many times last year we score ten runs and the next day we look listless at the plate and get lucky to have even five hits.

jeem
jeem
8 years ago

Esp day after night. I may go.

IggyRox
IggyRox
8 years ago

Would I be a total idiot to suggest sitting some regulars going into the bottom of the 7th as the batting order dictates, give some guys AB’s and some playing time? Seems like the air has somewhat come out of the bats (it’s only natural), and there is no reason to get anybody hurt. Jonny Herrera, anyone? Giambino anyone? Colvin anyone? Willin anyone? (let Pacheco sit just in case) It’s only a 9 run lead after all, and if (oops,… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  IggyRox

I don’t think 8 runs is enough in this game.

IggyRox
IggyRox
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

If it’s not, then we have some really big problems in Lodo.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Chatwood reminds me of somewhere between Lindstrom and Street. Delivery starts slow then snaps into action.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Schierholtz has gone all James Loney on the Rockies at Coors. They really need to rethink how the approach him at the plate.

IggyRox
IggyRox
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Give Ubaldo a call tonight, and follow his advice tomorrow! (kidding!)

jeem
jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

Getting Loney should be our back-up 1B plan.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Nobody likes a guy who jumps in with the “I told you so,” but I can’t resist: has anyone noticed that Dex is 3 for 5 with 2 doubles tonite? Here’s what I wrote on the sabermetrics thread this afternoon when some folks wondered whether it might be time to sit perennial slow-starter Fowler: “So it is theoretically possible that there is such a thing as a true “second half player,” and it’s theoretically possible that Dex is one of… Read more »

Trip
Trip
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Well, don’t jump to conclusions. A single game does not make a season. However since I am a Dex fan, I hope Dex keeps hitting.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

EVERYBODY hit today. Nice to see that. Strange stuff. Staying up just long enough to listen to the press conference. Catch yall tomorrow.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Welcome back Jared, a nice pleasant surprise when you landed in the U.S. and checked the score on the smartphone yes? :=)

GARY
GARY
8 years ago

Jaredean,welcome home.The way your last couple of weeks have gone I hope the weather[the first in 2 months]didn’t cause flight problems.Maybe u being in country/colorado was the good luck and positive energy “the boys” needed!

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

It was nice to see the boys scrath out a run and make the Beard throw 24 pitches. Good finish.

egossage
egossage
8 years ago

I hope they don’t go out and get shutout today

Cesar Carvajal
Cesar Carvajal
8 years ago

Some thoughts about last night: Offensively: BRILLIANT! Defensively: GOOD! Pitching: NEED IMPROVEMENT! Everyone was on fire: Almost every hitter in the starting lineup got a 2-hit game. The exception was Guthrie (obviously) and Scutaro who only hit safely 1 time but managed to score 3 runs. I hope to repeat this season infinitely that Scutaro is a great addition to this squad. He walked in his first AB after being 0-2, got a hit and later got first base in… Read more »

Karl
Karl
8 years ago

Wonderful, I didn’t want to jinx last night in my first night back and chatting. Well done on the site Jaredean. Very happy that you have done this. Also good to see all of you still around. Nice work by the team bouncing back in the YeaR of the Fan. Tracy scolded me on Twitter last night for saying I was overreacting to the 7 run 4th inning and the season so far was equivalent to one half of one… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

Cesar, I like that Venezuelan perspective. I agree that Scutaro was an excellent addition. I think he’s had a couple rough patches adjusting to 2B and timing with Tulo, but he’s an excellent natural fielder so I’m not concerned at all about that. Can’t believe the Red Sox let him go for essentially nothing.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I’ve notices Scutaro’s angles throwing to first have been a little head scratching at times. Todd shouldn’t need to stretch toward the pitchers mound to backhand a throw from a 2B.

Cesar Carvajal
Cesar Carvajal
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Well, I think Scutaro won’t take long to adjust to 2nd base. Just because he is a natural 2nd baseman, and a couple of years ago he adjusted to play at SS. In 2006, he won a title with the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and then the “Serie del Caribe” playing 2nd base. Three years later, he started to play as a regular SS in the MLB for the Bluejays, before, he played in 2B, 3B… Read more »

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago
Reply to  Cesar Carvajal

he is very smooth..don’t think it would matter where he played..certainly has the arm strengh and smooth. Similar defensively (very good) as Ellis was with us last year but Scut a much better bat.
great sign for Rox
Go Rox

konaman
konaman
8 years ago

Wow what a great night, so the big difference I saw last night was the team kept the pedal to the floor. That team last year would of folded after falling behind 6-7. Way to go Rockies and keep the pedal to the floor today!!! My question is will it be the “B” squad today to rest the starters, as it is a day game following a night game? Hope not.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  konaman

ROOT had a quick interview with Jim Tracy after the Rox reclaimed the lead, and they made the exact same comment to Jim Tracy, and he agreed with them. I thought that was an eye opener.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago
Reply to  Miketober

I’m referring to the pedal to the floor last night part, not the B squad part.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Earlier I compared Nate Schierholtz to James Loney as a Rockie killer.

Nate Schierholtz
20 career HR, 7 HR vs the Rockies, 7 in Coors Field.

James Loney
67 career HR, 15 HV vs Rockies, 9 in Coors Field.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

JD-hope its not a sign-first game I haven’t logged on to RWO during the game (busy with the little guy) and look at the result! Have fun enjoying the family man, that’s more important than RWO!

Let’s do it again boys!

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

Certainly one of the most entertaining games I have been to in a long time. Seeing “the freak” get shelled was nice. JT had a good comment after that as long as the team laid off the balls out of the zone and made him throw strikes, he felt they could hit. They didn’t chase many bad pitches. Another really good thing to see was their approach to hitting. Didn’t see hardly anyone uppercutting …mostly driving the ball into gaps,… Read more »

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