Is today Chris Rusin’s last change to keep Jon Gray in Albuquerque? In other news, the Rockies have yet to sign Peter Lambert and David Hill, second and fourth round picks respectively. Atlantaj (looking at you Rox brass) has already started rebuilding, obtaining Bronson Arroyo (salary dump) and Touki Toussaint (Arizona’s 2014 1st round pick, #16 overall) for essentially free (Phil Gosselin).
Over in Boston, David Ortiz went out and complained about umpiring in general (after getting ejected by home plate ump after his single) claiming that the umpires in general are showing less respect (sorry EdtheUmp, but there are some good umps like the one that showed great restraint when Torii Hunter went ballistic) and more agonistic than ever before. Should the Rockies have a little more attitude?
Walt Weiss has more or less said he is going with Scott Gopherg and Tommy Kahnle in high leverage situations. Now is as good as any time to throw them in the fire building for the future. That allows Colorado to use Hawk, Boone Logan, and Christian Friedrich in earlier innings as needed.
If the pitching staff can keep the ball inside the park and the hitters can put out hits in double digits, the Rockies have a chance to extend their meager win streak to two. Game starts at 2:10 MDT on a hot day where the balls could potentially be flying. Father’s Day crowd have historically been in the mid to high 30 thousand. Time to give a gift of victory to all wonderful fathers.