Sellers, Buyers, or Do Nothing?

The RWOers have taken a respite from Rockies baseball since Sunday except for the no-stress Home Run Derby participation by Money.  He advanced to round two and finished with the third most home runs in the contest.  Our high blood pressures have subsided, our missiles sat in the silos during the break in the Cold War against management, and we are now ready for Rockies baseball Act II with a clean slate.

Scene I starts tonight at Coors Field at 6:40 p.m.  against the visiting Chicago Cubs.  They are sending Jeff Samardzija against Jorge De La Rosa in the first game of a three game series tonight.  There is no sighting of Scott Hairston, our annual tormenter, in the visitor dugout as he was traded to Washington.  The Cubs have dropped 10 of their last 11 games at Coors Field while their  rotation has posted a 10.68 ERA.  CarGo is 20 for 38 in nine home games vs. the Cubs.  Nothing is a guarantee in the game of baseball except for one thing: the obnoxious Cubs fans will be out in force during the weekend.

Walt Weiss has settled on the rotation at least to start the second half in that order: JDLR, Nicasio, Chatwood, Pomeranz, and Chacin. Weiss reasoned that slotting Nicasio and Pom Pom between established starters will be less taxing on the bullpen. Tulo and William came off the disabled list just before the all star break and it was good for them to use the Dodgers series to get up to game speed. Hopefully, they will be at full game speed for the Cubs series. With everyone healthy, the lineup will be pretty much fixed except for a rest here and there. Most of the Rockies fans and media think they should be 7-3 minimum for this home stand as we are playing three consecutive series against teams with losing records. PLAAAAAY BAAAAAAALL.

6:40pm (J. De La Rosa – L)
vs. Cubs (J. Samardzija – R)

1. Dexter Fowler (S) CF
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
4. Troy Tulowitzki (R) SS
5. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
6. Todd Helton (L) 1B
7. Wilin Rosario (R) C
8. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
9. Jorge De La Rosa (L) P

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8 years ago

Love how you are calling him William now RMH! 🙂

8 years ago

Pitcher just walked Tulo, so Cuddyer swings at first pitch. Way to go. Another blown opportunity.

8 years ago

I’m tired of blaming the hitting coach, but how can whole teams be this unproductive with runners on.

Remember that game vs the Cubs where we had 11 straight hits? This team would be lucky to have 2 or 3 straight hits.

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