Right-Handed Lineup vs. Kershaw 4/17/2015

Tonight the Rockies visit Los Angeles who will start Clayton Kershaw whose intent is to mow down the purple pinstripes.  Drew Stubbs starts in CF pushing Chuck_Nazty to his left side.  Meanwhile Baby Bull makes his first start of the year at first base in lieu of Justin Morneau.  Tonight is a good time to let CarGo sit back and watch the game while in a slump with perennial Cy Young candidate tossing.  Game starts at 8:10 pm MDT.

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DonnyDinger
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DonnyDinger
5 years ago

I like it. We got spoiled w Helton playing against anyone. CarGo is 5-for-30 off Kershaw. Ball was flying the other night in LA, we’ll see if air is heavier tonight.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago

“Calls a great game” Hundley update: Kendrick (Hundley catching all 3 games) now at 1-2, 7.56. Last night: 56 strikes, 48 balls. REMINDER: I provide this public service not to denigrate Hundley’s skills as a game caller/pitch framer/receiver, but to point out the absurdity of thinking that things like “calling a good game” will turn a bad pitcher into a good pitcher, or even into an average pitcher …

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

Agbayani, I’m not sure that anyone thought of Kendrick as a particularly good pitcher. He’s a guy who was a #5 starter his whole career, and notwithstanding that he pitched first for the Rockies, hopefully by the end of the year, with the hopeful progression of pitchers like Gray and Bettis (good outing last night), he’ll be our #5 starter, but have been able to pitch the entire season and be worth the 5.5 million dollars we’re paying him (I… Read more »

Gary
Gary
5 years ago
Reply to  Julian

and he has become a strikeout machine-10 in last start.

Agbayani
Agbayani
5 years ago
Reply to  Julian

It’s been known as Nichols’ Law: A catcher’s defensive reputation is inversely proportional to his offensive ability. I’m just saying there’s a related rule that guys like Hundley benefit from. Every time a pitcher throws a shutout, people say the catcher “called a great game.” (That was Hundley with Kendrick in the season opener.) But when the pitcher gets rocked, nobody says the catcher “called a crappy game.” The truth is that neither is true, or at least I’ve never… Read more »

DonnyDinger
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DonnyDinger
5 years ago

I agree. “Calling a great game” turns a good pitcher into a better pitcher, not a bad pitcher into a good one. Kendrick and his $5.5M (good memory, Julian) were not ever intended to be a #1 matched up against a #1 like Kershaw. I’d dare say with Chacin gone in 60 pitches and DLR not ready yet, we don’t have a #1 on staff. At best, we get DLR back in the #1 role, but it’s still handicapping runs… Read more »

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