Sanchez Rockies Debut Tonight

Fans of the Royals must be heaving a sigh of relief tonight, knowing that Jonathan Sanchez wont be taking the mound for their team.  Rockies fans feel the same way about Guthrie.

While Guthrie has already made his first start with his new team, giving up a typical five runs on four hits in five innings yesterday (four of those runs in the third), the Rockies had to wait until tonight to see if the change of scenery will be just as bad for their piece of the puzzle.

EPSN’s Keith Law thinks the Royals walked away with a slightly better player in the trade, but neither team is jumping for joy after swapping busted starters last Friday.  The Rockies pundits are suggesting that Sanchez will do better here in the NL, especially facing NL West teams he is familiar with, then his numbers showed in KC.

The Diamondbacks will be a difficult team to “showcase” Sanchez against, as the snakes are coming off a weekend sweep of the Astros that saw them score 33 runs while hitting .487 with runners in scoring position.  If Sanchez continues his strikeout-to-walk ratio (36/44), it could be a very long game indeed.

Long, that is, for the bullpen.

The Rockies just completed a very disappointing, but not surprising, series loss to the Padres at PetCo after dropping the final game in the series on Sunday, 3-2.  If the team doesn’t see another appearance of Huston Street it will be too soon.

ROCKIES LINEUP

FOWLER [CF]
SCUTARO [2B]
CARGO [LF]
CUDDYER [1B]
COLVIN [RF]
HERNANDEZ [C]
RUTLEDGE [SS]
LEMAHIEU [3B]
SANCHEZ [LHP]


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Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Little baby chubby face’s booboo was not as bad as he thought. Now he can go play with the other kids!!

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago
Reply to  Pooter

LOL, Pooter. You got a point. Drew’s a big boy but he seems awfully delicate …

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

88 mph fastball + below average control = Washed Up Pitcher. I fully expect Guthrie to bounce back in KC. I don’t expect Sanchez to bounce back anywhere. Not that it matters since neither guy would be back next year regardless …

elrodvt
elrodvt
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I couldn’t watch but it sounded like control along with a bad pitch to Kennedy is the story. I think as long as he can provide the same dismal numbers as Guthrie over the rest of the year then we just won a $1M lottery. 😉 If Chacin comes back Sanchez will likely be the guy moving to piggyback – as long as Pomeranz can go the rest of the way. I assume that neither guy would yield their teams… Read more »

Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Guthrie may bounce back for someone else, but he could never pitch here again. It got into his head. Sanchez may come back to be decent enough for us; maybe not, but I’m relieved we don’t have to watch Guthrie suffer any longer. DOD doesn’t know pitching. He seems to grasp everything else pretty well, in my estimation. But his history has been to swing and miss more often than not in his evaluation of pitching talent. The examples of… Read more »

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

How in the world did Sanchez ever throw a no hitter (obviously a perfect game is dang near impossible) with that dismal stuff, which would actually be mediocre if he actually had some control?

I’ll stick to my left handed starter theory until DanO proves me wrong.

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

And Rox still haven’t announced tonite’s pitcher, but the story I’m seeing is that Edwar Cabrera is in Arizona … this is gonna get real ugly again …

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

I thought they did? I thought it was Edwar Cabera?

rockymountainhigh
rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

BTW, my wife have “graduated” from the neuro ICU to a regular hospital room. I feel so much better now; she was that close to having a meeting with the Creator. Sooner or later she will be able to move to long term acute care hospital and start rehabbing to get her life basic stuff back such as getting up and out of bed, eating, drinking, showering, etc. I’ve been blessed to have a fighting spirit in my wife. Now… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago

great news RMH. Glad things are progressing in a very positive way.

Ike
Ike
8 years ago

Great News RMH. Glad she is moving in the right direction. We’ll keep our thoughts and prayers going.

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