Sunday Bloody Sunday

The saying “pitching wins ball games” is complete crap when compared to RISP. If you can’t hit with runners beggin to come home after getting themselves into a position to score, you might as well be playing soccer.

For those that want to read a recap of today’s game, might as well brush up on friday nights failure. Two games out of three the Rox went 0-9 with RISP.

Sure, Friday was a much closer game. Probably because it didn’t have some of the following peppered in:

  • crap catching behind the dish.
  • crap pitching, especially first batter efficiency.
  • James Loney’s hot bat.
  • An unlucky Rutledge and just-slow glove.

You can’t go 4-30 with with RISP in a three game series and expect to win. Period.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

In previous days write up Jeem showed respect for James Looney by calling him “your honor”.Well,I think it’s time to elevate him to “your holiness”! Trade for him to replace Helton and we’d have the first .400 hitter in 60+years! Of course we could only play him at Coors.

jeem
jeem
7 years ago
Reply to  GARY

I kept thinking “man we need to get this guy for next year,” but then I thought, “yeah then he’ll go 0 for the rest of his life at Coors…”

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Question for those smarter than me on certain issues:
If the Rox knew they were going to send Chatwood back down to CS, why didn’t they do it after he pitched Monday? That way they could bring up another bat or another bullpen arm during that interim period before they activated Chacin on Sunday. Is that so difficult to figure out? I guess they were keeping him around so he could pinch run for Tulo on Friday.

Jaredean
Jaredean
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

My guess on that is they were making sure another starter between his start and Sunday didn’t get hurt. Personally I don’t think they were positive about sending him back until they had to make the decision.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  Jaredean

agreed

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Actually, using up options on players they bring up for just a couple days isn’t a very wise thing to do. This is the reason for the option. Otherwise, teams would be bringing guys up and down for series depending upon matchups. You wouldn’t recognize the blur of activity.

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

I thought a player had 3 option years and once those option years start clicking you can bring them up and down as many times as you want during that year or those 3 years. For example, if I have 3 option years remaining I can get called up and sent back down 100 times during those 3 years. Is that not right? I really don’t know the correct answer, but that’s the way I have always understood it.

jeem
jeem
7 years ago
Reply to  sabrchip

Cameo is correct.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

The Rockies really need to figure out RISP and soon. If not, then the Yankees series may be more of the same. If you just forget De La Rosa’s last start against the Dodgers then the matchup between him and Kuroda looks to be a dandy. Before anyone aptly mentions that Kuroda is 1-5 with a 5.52 ERA in 11 career starts against Colorado keep in mind he has only allowed 2 runs in any game he has pitched this… Read more »

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago

Have to give props to the DP for showing that, despite the horrible RISP performance over the weekend, the Rox have the second best RISP in the league behind the Cardinals.

Baseball is a game of streaks and slumps, so we can only hope that this slump ends before the Stinkees get here.

Oh, and bring yer umbrellas for that series.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago

Cameo

It really isn’t that simple. Here is a link to a site where one person tries to explain the option rules.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/print.jsp?ymd=20110329&content_id=17188016&vkey=affililiate

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

So that is correct then if I am reading that right. You can be called up and/or sent down as many times as the club wants in a season as long as you have an option year remaining. Each player gets 3 option years, which it appears there are exceptions and sometimes players can get a 4th option year or so but most of the time it is 3.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

The Rays are on fire tonight. It is alleged the trip to CO has ignited them. It’s 7-0 Rays and only the 3rd inning. Longoria has hit a grand slam. They are lighting up Buehrle

Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike Raysfan

Lesson to be learned Mike, never ever ever say anything good about the team you root for until the game is over. LOL

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

LOLZ thats brutal man.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

and what’s worse … I didn’t even finish watching the game. Once it got to 7-0 I had other stuff to do.

WOW that was bad

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Egossage, one guess: who’s the clutchiest Rockies hitter when it comes to performance with RISP as opposed to performance with no RISP? Dex, career: .293/.411/.483 (894 OPS) with RISP, .256/.349/.425 (774 OPS) with no RISP. But then check this: with 2 outs and RISP (the classic “clutch situation”), Dex has an 818 career OPS. So he’s really clutch when we talk about hitting with RISP in general, but significantly less clutch with 2 outs and RISP. So maybe we shouldn’t… Read more »

GARY
GARY
7 years ago

While we have an off day,and Ag has totally confused everyone[love you man],I would like to note the overpaid M.Cuddyer is in the top 10-15 players in the NL in almost all offensive categories! I would even go so far as to argue that he has been the most consistent Rockie in the first 5 weeks.He is even leading the team in total bases,SLG%,and I believe BA. I would also suggest that he has not been part of the “girlie-man… Read more »

DRH
DRH
7 years ago

Agree, the Rockies seem to have been correct that they didn’t need major changes in their position players from last year. If we get Chatwood and Pomerantz in the rotation, and call up someone for the bench who is a home run threat (Colvin or Blackmon), we should be about the best we can be. Don’t need another infielder on the roster – Pacheco, Herrera and Brignac can handle sub duties.

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