Rox Wreck Timmy

The San Francisco Giants have been making a lot of errors lately.  It cost them Saturday night in the 3rd inning as the Colorado Rockies beat the Giants a second consecutive night 10-2.  San Francisco had taken a one run lead in the 2nd when Brandon Belt doubled with 2 out and scored on a Gregor Blanco single off Tyler Chatwood (2-0, 2.55).  Charlie Blackmon led-off the 3rd for Colorado with a walk from Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum (3-3, 4.70).  Blackmon moved to 2nd on a ground-out by Chatwood and scored when Dexter Fowler lined a double down the left-field line.  Josh Rutledge followed with a weak ground ball that Lincecum fielded but threw up the right field line.  Fowler scored and Rutledge advanced all the way to 3rd where he was knocked-in on a deep ground ball to 1st-base off the bat of Carlos Gonzales, giving the Rockies a 3-1 lead. Colorado would go on to score one-each in the 4th and 7th, 2 in the 5th and 3 in the 8th.

Chatwood returned to the big leagues after two starts in Colorado Springs followed his original call-up on April 24, and delivered 5-2/3 innings of 1-run/7-hit ball.  He walked 4, struck-out 7, and threw 99 pitches, 57 strikes.  Josh Outman cleaned-up the 6th for Chatwood with 2 on and 2 out, allowed a single to Angel Pagan in the 7th, and gave-up San Francisco’s 2nd run in the 8th. Wilton Lopez finished-up the 8th and pitched a perfect 9th to close things out.

The Rockies followed their 3-run 3rd with one in the 4th when Nolan Arenado singled with one out, moved to 2nd when Lincecum tripped over the rubber for a balk, to 3rd on a Blackmon sacrifice fly, and scored on a single up the middle by Chatwood.  In the 5th Troy Tulowitzki singled with 2 out and rode home on Wilin Rosario’s 9th 2013 home run.  In the 7th it was singles by Fowler, Tulowitzki and Rosario for a run.  In the 8th Blackmon and Jonny “Dead Weight on the Rockies Bench” Herrera singled with one out.  A third single by Dexter Fowler plated Blackmon, Fowler moved to 2nd on the Giants 3rd error of the evening, and after Gonzalez was walked Tulowitzki drove in Herrera and Fowler with a single for Colorado’s 9th and 10th runs.

The Rockies have a chance to accomplish the unthinkable, a series win over San Francisco, with a win tomorrow afternoon at Coors Field.  Juan Nicasio (3-1, 5.13) will step to the mound with Yorvit Torrealba (at the direction of ProgMatinee) behind the plate against Colorado nemesis Barry Zito (3-2, 3.40).  Game time is 2:10 MDT.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

other nicknames for Herrera might be the “survivor”,or the “escape artist”.I’d guess Juan is pitching for his big league roster spot tomorrow.Maybe we’ll get lucky and Zito will get altitude sickness, or Rocky Mt.Spotted Fever.Great wins and my calls for Tacos have been answered.A win over Zito would be huge and set the stage for showdown with first place Snakes.

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

I can see his points, but a bit surprised at the down tone. However, I ‘m still in the afterglow of two straight over the hated Jints. I do what the players say they don’t: get too low after losses and too high after wins :). HA!

Aside: I like Troy R, but he reaches sometimes in his attempts to write interesting columns, and he whiffed with “prove their veracity.”

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

I like Jonny Herrera. He is one guy that can come off the bench after a long absence and play quite well. Our site has lots of calls to trade guys or send them down.. Rocks should keep Jonny right where he is. with Tulo a tweak away from missing games, having both Herrera and LeMahieu is a good idea. A good poll question would be: When Cuddyer is ready to come back, who goes to AAA/DFA? Herrera Blackmon EY… Read more »

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

EYJ. Never gonna happen, but Charlie is at least twice the player.

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

If Chatwood continues to be in the rotation for the year, doing well, what’s our assessment of DOD’s trade of Ianetta for Chatwood? mine is that given Rosario’s development, it was a smart move, thinking ahead, the very thing we’ve criticized DOD for not doing multiple times.

Just trying to be fair. And get discussion going.

Pomerantz/white for Ubaldo got us Lopez, whose doing a good job. Now if Pom comes uo and succeeds, that trade will look good too.

sdcarp
sdcarp
7 years ago
Reply to  Jeem

Taking it one step further (or maybe the 3rd degree of separation), DoD fleeced the Cubs on the Ian Stewart deal. Even though the jury is still out on LeMahieu and Colvin……..Stewart is freakin’ dead in the water.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

I think Blackmon is the obvious choice to be sent down when Cuddyer comes back as he was the one they called up when Cuddyer went on the DL. Blackmon has played well, but he hasn’t done anything spectacular either. EY would be the other I would send down, but that ain’t going to happen. EY will have to hit .150 with an OBP of .155 before they do anything with him. Pacheco and Herrera have no business being sent… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

EYJr. can’t be sent down. He is out of options and there is no way that they could get him to pass through waivers. I am sure that more than one team would gladly make a waiver claim on EYJr.

DRH
DRH
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

Just to clarify – I wasn’t saying all 4 candidates above were equally good choices. Just semi- logical, possible ones. And while I hate to see us get ‘nothing’ back in a trade a la Scutero, whether or not someone still has options to be sent down vs DFA’d (and possibly lost to another team with no return) isn’t a consideration if the goal is to put the best 25 on the field.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

Wow BIB getting kudos AND a chance to win a series against SF? If we beat Zito, check the temperature in hell. 🙂

Go Rockies !

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

ha! classic!!!

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