Gopherg has been recalled to replace Chad Qualls who has gone on the DL due to his illness. Before you go running for the exits, isn’t Gopherg the lesser evil of Jason Motte and Jake McGee?
Colorado has won the first two games of the four-game set vs. Atlanta and their best two starters. Chad Bettis and Jon Gray countered with excellent quality starts. They won largely due to the long balls by CarGo on Thursday and NoDo/Tulo2.7 on Friday night. They still have not been able to put together some small ball at home when the long balls are AWOL.
Tonight Tyler Anderson toes the rubber in game three against the Braves. Anderson and Jon Gray are the two most reliable and consistent starters to give them quality start. Gray has been growing exponentially as a top of rotation pitcher. If Jeff Hoffman can grow as much as Jon Gray then Colorado has next year to look forward to with Gray, Anderson, and Hoffman in the top three. Chad Bettis has been steady at least on sabermetrics paper, but feels like a hit and miss during on the field performance.
Time for me to sit down, relax, and drink some Coors Banquet out of a German stein. 🙂