Rox v Rangers – Game 2 – Rox try for .500

Never done one of these setups on my phone. I love my ASUS laptop…I do not like their service….so no additional biggest mistakes until I have it back.

Last night’s game in my opinion was the season in a nutshell. Got offense from home runs, offense stalled – get a decent start from a guy who may be pitching himself into the Rox 5th starter in 2016, but errors, bad walks, lose the lead, barely win.

And that is the successful games! If your wins are the garbage it tells us about the losses. Actually it seems like the team plays better in some losses than in wins, like last night.

Look, we are all just hanging around for 7-31, see who goes and comes, and then we check in for the September call ups so we can see if maybe there is something to be excited by 2016.  

Look for me…you want to be over .500 over the post-All Star Break so you can build to 2016. Alas they lost 3 winnable games in SD, and now are back to the Suck on the Road, Finda Way at Home play.  It is really feeling Ground Hog dayish. 

 

By the way, if I don’t say it, the article here and responses are always engaging. Thank you for that!

 

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Okay….using the library PC – Curse you ASUS

 

So can they get some mojo going after another (thankfully) walk-off win. Of course momentum is only as good as your next day pitcher. And tonight its…Kyle Kendrick. I wish they had a better emojo for head hung low.

 

Here is your lineups

 

Rangers

Position

Rox

Position

DeShields

CF

Blackmon

CF

Oder

2B

DJ

2B

Fielder

1B

Tulo

SS

Beltre

3B

Arenado

3B

Hamilton

LF

Rosario

1B

Andrus

SS

Stubbs

LF

Choo

RF

Hundley

C

Chirinos

C

Barnes

RF

Harrison

P

Kendrick

P

 

 

 

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sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

Something crazy just happened (I think). I’m doing some work around the house – Rox pregame show on in the background. I’m not really paying attention…….but I swear I thought I heard Cavnar, Spilborghs, and pregame company talk about the trade deadline and lob the softball idea that trading for some young talent a few years away from the majors, to mesh with the young minor leaguers that we already have, might be a good idea. Did I really hear… Read more »

roxnsox
roxnsox
5 years ago
Reply to  sdcarp

They work for Root Sports, not the Rockies. Let’s call it some independent thinking! (not the company feeding lines)

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

Huh? I guess we heard that segment completely differently.

RocketMan
RocketMan
5 years ago

Away from the TV tonight, so MLB At-Bat and a bit of radio on the drive home. What a dismal effort. I guess if “innings eater” KK gets 50 starts he might get to 200 innings….

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

Kendrick: 3-11, 6.12. 25 HRs allowed. The only thing keeping him from chasing the MLB record for HRs allowed in a season is his total suckiness. You have to be a decent pitcher to stay in games long enough to allow even more HRs. That’s why Bert Blyleven’s 50 in a season is the MLB record; Blyleven is in the Hall of Fame. Kendrick may — possibly — make the Mount Vernon, Washington High School Hall of Fame. Why is… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

“we all know he won’t be back next year.”

In the performance based, logic driven world that the other 29 MLB teams reside, it’s safe to say he won’t be back next year. But I’m giving 50/50 odds the Blake Street Clown Show bring him back.

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

Walt says some doozies. Tonight I heard him say. It’s hard when you get down by so many runs. It limits what you can do. What did he say the night before? It’s hard when you up so much so early? (I don’t think so) but the Rangers rookie manager didn’t make any excuses last night. And they almost won. Dr. C. Were you speaking in jest? Or do you really think this team can make a run at the… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
5 years ago

43K + come out to attend a game in the middle of the week. That truly amazes me, that fans still come out to see this clown show. This is the kind of thing that empowers Monfart. Why should he change the way he conducts business? I’ve finally given up, all the bitching and moaning about how things get done on 20th & Blake won’t do a bit of good.i give up Dick, you win!

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

My wife and I are going to today’s game. Got seats from the Vivid website for $5 each ($8 after fees). First time I’ve been to Coors this year. Normally……I’ll go a half-dozen times before the all-star break.

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Kendricks is awful. But he’s still starting because we don’t have five other starters who are less awful, in part because of all of the injuries (Lyle, now Bettis, can we call Matzek a mental injury?). Let’s hope that we can find a pitcher or two at the trade deadline.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

A quick review of Bridich’s first offseason in charge. Let’s look at the free agents he signed and the arbitration-eligible players he re-signed. We have to assume he was fully in charge of those decisions, whereas, for example, he wasn’t fully in charge of decisions to trade or keep Tulo, Cargo, etc. Kendrick: $6 million. -0.8 WAR (that means almost 1 win BELOW replacement level) Stubbs: 5.8 million, -0.3 WAR Hundley: 3 million, + 1.6 WAR (a winner!) Rosario: 2.8… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

At least Bridich wasn’t all bad. Brett Anderson out for rest of year (bad internet connection where I am but want sure if that is true or a joke on twitter). We saved $15M (Cuddyer) and used it to draft Mike Nikorak. He inserted an out clause into Chacin’s contract and saved $$$$ dumping him after he flunked the ST test. And best of all he drafted Rodgers instead of Tyler Jay and was able to pry Peter Lambert out… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

You are on a roll this week my friend – keep it up!

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
5 years ago

Excellent summary Agbayani. If only the Rox management can read your report!

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

RMH, you’re right. Brett Anderson reached down to field a dribbler and hurt his Achilles. I guess he walked off ok so maybe he’s not done for the year. But the window of opportunity just opened — DLR to the Dodgers! He’s an ironman compared to Anderson, and he’s about equal quality when both are healthy. Ryu is already done, now Anderson. They need a capable starter now. Do it! On Bridich: correct. I really like what he did with… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

At the rooftop – do my small bit to line Monfart’s pockets. I have to say, it’s just lovely. It’s a shame we can’t have a winning team in this venue.

I encourage everyone to carefully read Ag’s analysis above. It’s excellent. Spot on. This Club needs the nuclear option……but I have no faith that the Blake Street Clown Show can correctly execute it – even if given permission by Dickie.

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago

LOL – BP and Wilin putting on a defensive display!

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Agbayani, it would be the purest of speculation, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you would have done with the Rockies’ money given the likely available players. My take is that even with the benefit of hindsight I’d still sign McHenry (it’s not a bad price for a decent backup catcher), Rosario (hoping that you get enough back in trade to make it worth signing him), Hundley, Chatwood, Lyles, and Axford. I would never have signed Descalso;… Read more »

sdcarp
sdcarp
5 years ago
Reply to  Julian

I’m no Ag…..don’t pretend to be. But maybe I can be his opening act. There were two sleepers that I liked this past offseason. By sleepers – I mean guys in positions that the Rockies needed, and that (maybe) could be had on the Rockies budget. Sleeper #1 was Emilio Bonifacio. I wanted him in the spot that Descalso ended up taking. I liked Bonafacio because historically he brings speed and energy to the game, and plays multiple positions (IF… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

Well, DLR and Axford certainly didn’t improve their respective trade values today …

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

One cheap free agent I was on the record as liking this past offseason: Jim Johnson, formerly a good closer for the Orioles. Signed with Atlanta for 1.6 million. Has a 2.15 ERA (3.21 FIP) in 46 innings this year. Why did I want him? Well, he’s the guy coming off the classic awful season driven by bad BABIP luck. Last year’s BABIP: .366. Last year’s ERA: a horrifying 7.09. This year’s BABIP: .290. This isn’t rocket science. I feel… Read more »

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