TyCo to the Rescue

It looked like it would be a pitchers duel with our guy out of bullets and their guy firing a double-barrel.  Five innings in and the only clear message came from Haren, one to the beat of “Can’t Touch This.”

And then Tyler Colvin stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and the script changed.  The new script read:

  • Rosario Walk
  • Colvin HR (right over the head of our boy RHM)
  • Pacheco Single
  • Fowler Double
  • CarGo HR
  • Tulo Single
  • Helton Single

 
Not bad when the Rockies had exactly two hits going into the fifth.  Cargo was done with the bat, going 1-5, but Colvin wasn’t ready to pack it in.  He went 2-4 with his other hit an HR in the 8th. It was a two run shot to left field.

Every one of the starters got at least one hit, but none more than two. Even EYj went 1 for 1 coming in to pinch hit for Lopez in the eighth.

As far as pitching went it wasn’t Chacin’s night.  He went five innings on 95 pitches and gave up two-runs on seven-hits.  He did get the win, thanks to Colvin.  The rest of the pitching was pretty clean with Corpas, Outman, Lopez and Scahill combining to allow only 1 run on 1 hit for the last four.  Scahill even had a monster catch at a line-drive up the middle.

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Miketober
Miketober
7 years ago

In the post game, WW said Chacin had flu-like symptoms. So he was sick but went out there and made his start.

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

2013
EYjr- 57 games played, 157 ABs- 6 RBI
Tyler Colvin-3 games played, 8 ABs- 6 RBI

Enough said!

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Colvin is too smart to go all Ian Stewart on Rockies management, but you could hear the frustration in his post-game interview with Jenny. Something like that. Q. You hit 17 HRs and had 75 RBIs last year, what happened this spring and what were you working on that allowed you to bounce back with a big night in your first start? A. Just being back here, I guess … Jenny was looking for the “I worked with our AAA… Read more »

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Ag,
Applying your logic about minor leaguers not dominating their respectful leagues but getting called up, does that mean we’ll be seeing Tyler Matzek up soon? Dude was just named to the Texas League All Star team.

sabrchip
sabrchip
7 years ago
Reply to  Agbayani

Strikeout prone can be applied to CarGo, Wilin, Dex and definitely EYj. I think what the good teams rely upon the most is what their scouts and minor league managers tell them about the players. Sure stats help in the evaluation process but you really have to dig down into those. A major league fastball isn’t much different than a lower level heater. But…the major leaguers know how to locate and change speeds. Minor leaguers never see very many guys… Read more »

Batgirl
Batgirl
7 years ago

Well said! We shouldn’t be carrying 5 outfielders and there’s no contest – keep Colvin and DFA EYJr. I can’t believe this has dragged on so long.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

To change the subject a bit. Ian Stewart went all ballistic the other day and then last night Ian Kennedy, who I believe was his high school teammate, went and hit two guys near their heads. Kennedy has an ungodly number of hits batsman over the past few years. Isn’t there a 3rd big-leaguer who was their HS teammate?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Bill,

That teammate you’re referring to is Cole Garner, who had a cup of coffee with the Rox a couple of seasons ago. For all I know, I beleive he’s no longer in organized baseball.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

Cisco, Thanks for the info.

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