Rox Lose Series at AT&T Park Again

Jon Garland once again failed to give his team some confidence with his performance on the mound in a 7-3 loss to the Giants. He failed to pitch into the 6th inning, throwing 102 pitches over five innings. He gave up five runs, seven hits, and four walks. It is time for the brass to flush away Garland after he took a lot of beating in the urinal.

The Rockies offense was very silent despite ace Matt Cain throwing 107 pitches over just five innings with five walks, all in the first two innings. The problem was that the only hit off Cain was Michael Cuddyer’s two-run double in the first inning. Carlos Gonzalez struck out in the first three at-bats with runners in scoring position that kept the Giants hanging around for their familiar come-from-behind victory. Then he killed the rally with a no out, two on, pop up to short left in the 7th inning.

The Rockies fell out of first place, a game back with a 27-23 record. Still it represents a marked improvement over 2012 when we were in the basement(?) and about 10(?) games out of first. The Rox get the Astros in the next four games with a chance to start a new win streak without Garland to mess it up. They won’t visit AT&T Park again until September. As it stands, the Rockies are 4-6 versus the Giants head to head which contrasts with a 4-14 match up record in 2012.

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Bill
Bill
7 years ago

Very depressing loss. I was in and out watching. After the 7th inning fiasco, I went to cut the lawn. Came back to watch the final out.

Still not sure what Weiss’s fascination is with EY Jr. Zero for forever as a pinch-hitter. Wasn’t in Albert Einstein that said the definition of insanity (or something) was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

All I know is I’m going to quit watching road games as the Rox just can’t play winning baseball on the road. Never have and prolly never will. The Rox free swinging approach and lack of good solid fundamental baseball doesn’t hurt them at home cuz they can slug their way to victories but when runs are at a premium and small ball comes into play the Rox are like a bunch of little leaguers going against big league pitchers.… Read more »

Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

You gotta give Cain credit. The guy throws about 70 pitches in the first 2 innings and walks 5, but somehow strikes out Cargo (twice) and Helton, goes 5 innings, and only gives up 2 runs. This game was over after 2 innings when the Rockies couldn’t capitalize and Garland started to crumble.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Renck did a “Is Helton done” column after yesterday’s loss. And I’m afraid the answer is yes. Bill James always talked about “old player skills,” the kinds of things that aging players can still do well, and do more of, in their declining years. Helton’s had a couple classic old player skills, chief among the ability to work counts and draw walks. That’s what’s kept the OBP high even as his power disappeared. But this year that one key remaining… Read more »

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