Today, Chad Bettis had a quality start giving up two runs over six innings. Meanwhile the Rockies scratched out four runs for a 4-2 lead after six. Scott Oberg gave up no runs in the seventh. Then Jairo Diaz came on in the eighth and had two outs & two on. Walt Weiss wanted to test Diaz and see if he can get out of the inning while Boone Logan was warmed up and ready to come in. Instead WW probably sealed his own fate leaving Diaz in to face Pedro Alvarez. Boom, and the Rockies lose 5-4 being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates. The fans came to see the Rockies win, not to see spring training in September.
The whole season the Rockies’ offensive attack at home has been dismal or worse. Only four runs off Charlie Morton? Yeah everyone talks about how difficult it is to pitch at Coors. But what about the visitors? They came into the house and came away with more wins than losses despite the trio of Tulo, NoDo, and CarGo for the majority of the season.
The Pirates owe the Rockies a bunch of X-mas gifts for letting them sweep us to keep them ahead of the Cubs and stay in touch with the Cardinals.
Ten or nine games left for WW, CarGo, Kendrick, McKenry, and others to enjoy their rides before moving on to other teams (or out of baseball). Plus Montfort will start noticing empty seats for next year.