Nicasio Solid, Tulo Perfect

Nicasio had an excellent outing today, other than a couple of solo shots. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, only giving up four hits and striking out six!  EYj started off the game today with a triple to center helping his cause for fourth outfielder.  Tulo was a perfect 3 for 3, all singles.  Wilin keeps making it hard for Tracy to send him down, going 2 for 5 as a DH…

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Tulo is back in the line-up after being rested with a bruised heel, today against the Cleveland Indians.  Nicasio will be on the mound in his second to last start before the regular season kicks off.  His focus, according to Patric Saunders’ interview, will be on his slider:

I want to throw the slider with better downward movement … I want it to fall out of the strike zone and surprise batters.

Nicasio will be backed up by the following pooter approved players:

CF Eric Young Jr.
2B Marco Scutaro
DH Wilin Rosario
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Ramon Hernandez
3B Chris Nelson
RF Tyler Colvin
1B Brandon Wood
LF Brian Rike
RHP Juan Nicasio

 

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Bseus
Bseus
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Hope all is well!!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Scary. Take care.

Robb
Robb
8 years ago

Hope the school kids are alright. Thought it was interesting that Fowler is out again and playing in a minor league game. It is pretty much impossible for me to trust that he will ever be the player everyone thought he would be. Problem with EY 2 is that he is possibly the worst fielder on the team so you can’t play him in CF. Don’t want to move Cargo, or Cuddy, there, so it pretty much leaves Colvin as… Read more »

trip
trip
8 years ago
Reply to  Robb

I read yesterday Dex would be playing in AAA games today to allow him to get additional at bats. It’s not to be considered a demotion or anything of that nature. Wondering if anyone is aware how he did. I agree with all others in that Dex will be the starter come opening day. Although concerned, I’m confident Dex will get the timing of his swing down soon. Hopefully before the start of the season. I hear he’s been swinging… Read more »

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

why does EY2 continue to come up with some hits (triple leading off today and scored on SF by Scuturo). I agree Rob, while he continues to show some bat control, the defensive downfall when he is in concerns me every time there is a hit to him (not to mention his lack of any arm strength). BUT, in all fairness to him , he is performing better than Dex in ST. Which I think is moot as Dex will… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  DrRockies

EY2 is a good leadoff hitter unlike Fowler so he will most likely make things happen to start a game. Everyone is saying his defense is much improved so we might have to move on from that subject (bad defense). Fowler will definately start the season as the center fielder, however, EY2 will make the team and eventually win the spot from Fowler. At least that is what my crystal ball says.

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

take the cover off that ball Pooter ; )

he makes things happen IF he gets on, grant him that. Improved defense doesn’t mean good defense. He had a long way to go. Heck, if you could cover the Coors outfield and hit, I’d jump on your bandwagon!

Go ROX..good outing by Nacasio,Tulo and Rosario.

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago

5 strikes by Nicasio, side out . . . ! love it

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

you are right on roxnsox…now he is showing 13 pitches, 13 strikes….

Go Rox!

DrRockies
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DrRockies
8 years ago

me and my big mouth….next guy up jacks one…2-1 Rox bottom of 3

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago

2 homers sandwich a walk (and a caught stealing), another walk…. don’t love it… keep your cool, Juan!

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

errrr…another strikeout looking, not a walk :))

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

good to hear jared.

like nicasio’s line right now. I can live with a couple solo HRs. Those strike outs are nice.

GARY
GARY
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

OMG! So happy all is well.As a now senior citizen,but father of three,I can only remember how scary it was any time the kids were sick,or late to get home etc.Something of the nature you experienced is beyond my limited ability to process.God bless you and your family,and take a day or two w/family and go AWOL from the site.We will all understand.

roxnsox
roxnsox
8 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I second Gary. Glad things turned out alright.

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