Round Two in Texas

The Rockies did their fans and Dick Monfort a huge favor last night by delaying the end of 7th inning alcohol sales stoppage by about an hour last night.  Colorado paraded 12 batters to the plate including pinch hitter Brandon Barnes twice while Texas staged their own parade of pitchers by making two pitching changes.  When the hitting clinic was over, about 45 minutes had elapsed for the Rockies’ half of the 6th inning, enough time for the fans to purchase one or two extra beers at the Rooftop Party Deck to help bankroll Dick Monfort’s team.

Now comes the difficult part for Colorado when they go on a seven-game, three-city trip.  It is part of the 16 of the next 22 games on the road trekking around the country.  The road record currently stands at 8-9 in which three losses were in Miami.  They own the best home record in all of baseball at 17-5.  The Rockies are next with a 13-5 record at Coors Field.  The Rockies are starting to creep on the national baseball map.  Tulo is playing as if he is from another planet while NoDo is on the major league’s longest active hit streak which stands at 26, one short of club record held by Money.  It doesn’t hurt that NoDo is a one-man highlight reel show plastered all over the national baseball shows to bring attention to Colorado.  The most recent recent release of the power ratings by CBS Sports has the men in purple stripes sitting at #4 in all of baseball.

Jorge De La Rosa (3-3) will oppose righty Colby Lewis (2-1) tonight.  De La Rosa is 3-1 with a 2.63 ERA in his last four starts, using his fastball and cutter to set up his changeup.  Corey Dickerson is the DH tonight at the AL ball park.  Since CarGo went 5-5 last night, Walt Weiss must have decided to keep Tulo-CarGo third and fourth in the batting order.  Mike McKenry starts at catcher while DJ LeMahieu bats in 9-hole.  With a victory tonight, the Rockies (21-14) will be tied with the San Francisco Giants (21-13) for first place thanks to Pittsburgh’s 4-3 win over the Giants today.

col vs. Rangers

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Wednesday 5/7, 6:05 PM MT at Globe Life Park in Arlington

Radio: COL: KOA 850 TEX: 103.3 ESPN , Rangers Radio Network, 1540am ESPN Deportes

TV: COL: ROOT SPORTS TEX: FSSW

 

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jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago

Holy cow the CBS rankings have Giants 2nd, Rockies 4th and Dodgers 6th…3 NL West teams in the top six in all of baseball??? Can’t catch a break – wining like we are and so are the Gnats and Dodgers…at least we are doing pretty good in our own division, so as long as we keep that up we *should* be good…

sdcarp
sdcarp
6 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Way, way, way, way too early, but there are two WC spots. Reds are decimated by injury, and I think flawed anyway since they didn’t replace Choo. Nats are decimated by injury as well (Harper and Zimmerman). Braves are as well…….but they’re finding a way. I’m not a Brewer believer. Pirates have been exposed. So who knows…….could be the year both WC spots come from the West. Both came from the Central last year (Reds & Pirates). Get to 86… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

i really like the home/home games…i like that we just routed the Rangers and now we are going to their house and are riding a high…if we beat them bad and then waited a few weeks it would give them a chance to get their confidence together… I’m also very excited to go to Great America BP next because i can remember a particular 5 HR game (well 9 HR’s, but 5 were us) there and know that it will… Read more »

egossage
egossage
6 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

If Nodo were to break Cuddy’s record wouldn’t it be tonight in Texas?

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  egossage

yeah, bad math on my part…realized the mistake last night but didn’t come back here to fix it…tonight is “must watch TV”…

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

I hope your “playoff feel” has better results than the first four games of the Avalanche.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

I am sick and tired of talk about making the WC. It’s about darn time we won the division! To be an “average” franchise we should have won it at least 4 times by now. I know in the offseason we would all be grateful for a playoff spot as a great improvement. I agree, but right now the bar should be set higher and this team should be challenging for the division title all year. Let’s finally have a… Read more »

jaredean
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jaredean
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

Preach It Bob!!!

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob in Indy

This might seem sacriledge, but I’d rather have a division title and a first round exit than a WC and a second round exit?

I’m sort of nostalgic in that I actually value the division championship flags that fly at various parks that we sorely lack.

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