Surrender Sunday!

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is channeling predecessor Jim Tracy this Sunday afternoon in Miami, rolling-out the second-team despite an opportunity to take the weekend series with the Miami Marlins with a victory in the 11:10 am MDT contest at Marlins Park.  Lefty Jorge De La Rosa (13-6, 3.21) takes the load against Miami right-hander Jacob Turner (3-4, 3.02 ERA).

De La Rosa has put together an excellent 2013, faltering but occasionally as he seeks victory number 14 with another five or so starts on the horizon.  De La Rosa beat the Phillies on Tuesday, going 6-1/3 and allowing 2 runs on 3 hits.  Turner will make his 15th start for the Marlins after spending portions of the season with the New Orleans Zephyrs.  He went 5 innings Tuesday versus LA, giving-up 4 runs on 10 hits in a game the Dodgers won 6-4.

Looking to make it a 4-6 road-swing, Weiss is going with Charlie Blackmon in center-field, leading-off. Ryan Wheeler’s at 1st-base for Todd Helton, Jordan Pacheco’s catching, and Jonny Herrera is on for Troy Tulowitzki, who appeared to tweak a lat in his final at-bat Saturday.  Justin Ruggiano will hit 6th in center-field for Miami.  Koyie Hill is catching.

I guess they keep that roof closed all the time down there in Overtown, especially in the daytime.  No wonder nobody shows-up.  Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson have the play-by-play for TV on ROoT Sports. Jerry and Jack are back on radio 850 am KOA.

COLORADO (60-71)
Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Corey Dickerson (L) LF
Michael Cuddyer (R) RF
Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
Ryan Wheeler (L) 1B
Jordan Pacheco (R) C
Jonathan Herrera (S) SS
Jorge De La Rosa (L) P
MIAMI (49-79)
Christian Yelich (L) LF
Donovan Solano (R) 2B
Giancarlo Stanton (R) RF
Logan Morrison (L) 1B
Ed Lucas (R) 3B
Justin Ruggiano (R) CF
Adeiny Hechavarria (R) SS
Koyie Hill (S) C
Jacob Turner (R) P

 


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Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

I noticed the Post doesn’t have anyone covering this series, relying on wire services. What a pathetic rag they’ve become. Can we start a pool as to how long this newspaper will survive and Denver becomes a paperless town?

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Re: THEY WILL HIT! Rockies now second to last in the NL in park-adjusted hitting. Marlins are the only team below them (actually well below them). Time to face reality, Rox management! And Cisco, I saw that too … DP used a local stringer to cover this series. I think the DP will go the 3 days a week model they have in places like New Orleans as a last gasp.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I also noticed that the Post used a stringer to cover the series. I’m sure I’m not the only one that noticed that sports coverage is getting smaller and smaller. But with more mistakes. No longer do the ML standings show “streaks”. The other day they didn’t have the box score nor the results of a west coast game. However in their little roundup which is one sentance describing a game they did tell us who won. However since they… Read more »

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Another great outing by Jonathan Gray at Modesto — 5 innings, 2 hits, no runs, 8 Ks, and no walks.

Bob K.
Bob K.
7 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Just my opinion but I don’t think of 5 innings as a great outing.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob K.

I’m guessing Gray was on a pitch count because the Rockies believe in the pitch count like most people believe in God. So he probably wasn’t allowed to go any further.

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Gray has been on a pitch/innings count. Eddie Butler is the same. Still, Gray is now 4-0, 2 earned runs allowed in 24 innings (0.75 ERA), 36 K (13.5 K/9), 6 BB. That’s total dominance. I think they started him too low (Strasburg started at AA), but I also think that doesn’t really matter. We have the first ever total ace draft pick pitching prospect we’ve ever had. (Fingers crossed)

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag,
We all know why they started Gray in GJ, don’t we? After all, who owns a good portion of that team? It was all about generating a little extra revenue. Was it a coincidence that all of Gray’s starts except one were at home?

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I hadn’t heard about New Orleans and it’s 3 times a week newspaper.Just did a little bit of research on that and it seems that when they went to 3 days a week, subscribers also were able to get an online version most every day. Unfortunately the website was a disaster and didn’t work well (sound familiar?) And a competitor started up, or more correctly the Baton-Rouge paper started printing a New Orleans edition. And a few months back the… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Bill, thanks for the update on the New Orleans newspaper thing. Interesting … I wonder if you’d see some competition in here if the DP cuts back even more. Some smart business people are figuring out ways to capture the remaining value even in dying industries like newspapers. I guess I don’t really mind if the print edition saves ink and skips all the stats, etc — that’s what the internet is great for. But if there’s any value left… Read more »

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I like the stats because that’s what I read when I have breakfast, I read the “stories” in the evening but what bothers me is the shrinking paper. I can usually read the whole paper fairly quickly. Errors and all. But the Post hasn’t replaced Jeff Legwald so they only have Klis covering the Broncos on a regular basis and others who had gigs covering Nuggets, Avs, Buffs, Rams etc. write Bronco articles also. And the high school coverage is… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Cisco, do the Monforts own a chunk of Grand Junction? Didn’t know that – it may explain that curious decision to start him in rookie ball. On the other hand, top pick Mark Appel is 3-1, 3.82, 7.4 K/9 for the Astros high A ball team. Start the draft over today, I’m guessing Gray goes # 1. Let’s hope the Rockies don’t screw this one up somehow.

Bat Cat
Bat Cat
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Speaking of the Monforts, don’t they live in Greeley? Weld County wants to secede and form a 51st state with other northern Colorado counties. If that happens, will the Ms have to sell the team to an owner in Colorado?

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago
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