Rox Lose, CarGo Hurt…What Else is New?

A lost is a loss, but some losses are more expected than others. Having your fif(teenth) starter go up against someone like Justin Verlander pretty much chalks you up for another notch in the loss column. Before this road trip most fans weren’t looking at this part of the trip with any sort of optimism, thinking that perhaps if the Rockies do squeak out a series win it would be against the Cubs, but we all know how that turned out. So going into Comerica to face an AL team who’s got their big boy on the mound it was amazing that Walt didn’t just call in sick.

Instead the offense did it for him.

While Morales was actually better than most nights, he really needed to bring his best game ever to give the struggling bats any hope. He did manage to get through four frames unscathed, but it was the fifth frame that became his undoing as Detroit notched three of their final four runs in the fifth.

CarGo decided to audition for the SportCenter Top 10 with another sliding catch, pretty much the only thing he is good at this year, and ended up jacking his ankle sliding into the wall. At least he caught the ball, but at this point one catch will not save this team. Perhaps, as RWO’ers have observed losing CarGo might not be a bad thing. He isn’t getting it done with the bat, so why not put it in the hands of another?

Overall pretty much a bland game for a team fighting for pretty much nothing. Losing breeds losing and this team is on full rabbit mode at this point.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
9 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
6 years ago

Fellow RWOers… TJinPhx, RMH and I(along with our way, way better halves)will be attending the Rox vs DBacks games this coming Saturday & Sunday in Phoenix at Chase Field. I’m sure RMH will regale us with his excellent post-game writing skills following the games…TJ and I will, of course, be checking out the liquid refreshment kiosks throughout the ballpark. If you will allow an old, beat up umpire to writeup the games in advance, I will attempt to predict the… Read more »

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
6 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Lets just say I’m very excited to be going to the game…for the COMPANY not for the baseball on the field! My wife has already told me I can’t continue to be grumpy about the Rockies after I read the post game writeups in the morning…she is baffled as to why I continue to follow them….at least Jose Cuervo stays off the DL!!

RocketMan
RocketMan
6 years ago

Was out of town for a week, with little Rockies news, but it looks like there wasn’t any. Watched last night’s game, Frankie can’t go more than four without a lapse and sure enough, he hit it right on schedule. I thought Cargo’s catch was spectacular but you could immediately tell from his post collision reaction that he’d done it again. Honestly, how many times does he have to run into a wall before he will exercise some restraint? Was… Read more »

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

Why did the Rockies add Jason Pridie to their roster? I wouldn’t have thought that they needed another outfielder on the roster.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Ed, your pre-writeup is great! Hope the Land of Enchantment is treating you well.

Really would have like to have seen Kyle Parker again instead of career minor leaguer Jason Pridie. Really Mr. O’Dowd, don’t you think you should give us SOMETHING to watch? Even if it doesn’t work out?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
6 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag,
I was thinking the same thing as far as to why Parker wasn’t the one that came up, after all he was already on the 40-man roster. But I recall a few days ago that Parker was absent from the CS team. There was no explanation as to his whereabouts. He wasn’t hurt. So that’s a big mystery. Is it possible he’s in DOD’s doghouse? We all know what happens when you get into DOD’s doghouse.

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Cisco, the more I look at it the more I think it’s just that Parker isn’t close to ready. Parker only missed 1 game out of the Sky Sox last 10, and here’s his numbers in those 10 (all but 1 at home, in the hitter’s paradise of the Springs!): .237/.275/.342 (617 OPS). And for the season: .291/.342/.459 (800 OPS) That’s no better than mediocre. And trending the wrong way. I’ll defer to sdcarp who tells us that Parker, having… Read more »

9
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x