After a great 11th inning come-from-behind win on Wednesday at Coors…with McKenry probably having had his greatest moment in a Rox uniform, the Rox got to have a nice flight to D.C., maybe bringing the kids along for a final before school starts trip to the nation’s capitol. The Rox are playing out the string again this season…and sadly it means we only have the progress of Kyle Parker and Ben Paulsen and the myriad of bullpen arms to keep our attention until Jenny Cavnar leads us into the post-game, and right now, Jenny is by far the most attractive thing about this team.
And yes…I want her to be calling the games next year for ROOT as well, but that is a post for another day, but given the falling rating for the broadcasts, they need the talent infusion and she actually sounds intelligent when she speaks about the game…something precious few former players have the ability to replicate.
Tonight’s opening game matchup features the Rox best pitcher…and the only one that I think we can safely say, assuming he isn’t traded at some point in the next 8 months, will be in the Rox opening day rotation. One can only hope that he is the weakest of next year’s rotation. Right now…DLR is still the best of the Rox rotation. Facing a Nationals teams that is struggling in general and offensively specifically, this may actually be the best time for the team to play the Nats. I remain more optimistic for this team to lose 99 games and get the #1 overall pick, but in any one series…I really would like to see them win at least 2 of the 3 games. The first one tonight would be nice.
Facing him is Jordan Zimmermann, a very good pitcher who is going to get a lot of money this off-season. I would love to have the Rox make him their #1 starter this winter but…how much would they have to overpay to get him to come to Coors and be the foundation?
Yea….not going to happen is it?
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