Unleashed Pomeranz Ready to Go Eight

The Colorado Rockies, finally unburdened of the heinous 4/75 pitching scheme that has plagued them since mid-June, face the San Diego Padres tonight at 6:35 pm at Petco Park in San Diego.  Colorado fans are scrambling to find something new to complain about in the wake of the scheme’s demise. “Sore-armed” left-hander Drew Pomeranz (1-8, 4.80) takes the mound for the Rockies, hoping to extend the 4-inning magic for which he’s become renowned into the late innings.  He’ll face San Diego rookie right-hander Casey Kelly (1-1, 7.07).  Pomeranz went his usual “gritty” four to hold the Phillies to a run on 4 hits in the 2nd game of last Sunday’s double-header.  He struck-out 3 in the Rockies’ loss. Kelly, making his third start of 2012 against the Dbacks a week ago, went only 2 1/3 and allowed 6 runs on 8 hits in an 8-5 Padres loss.

Charlie Blackmon is in right-field tonight for Rockies MFL Jim Tracy.  Tyler Colvin will be at 1st-base and Jordan Pacheco gets a rest.  Switch-hitter Andy Parrino is at shortstop for San Diego, batting eighth.  This September is Parrino’s second big-league stint.  Colorado nemesis Chris Denorfia is leading-off in right-field for Padres’ manager Bud Black.

It’s been unusually hot in San Diego today, but the temperature will be down to 84° by game time. Relative humidity will be 40% and rising, with winds at 7 mph blowing in from left-center-field.  ROOT Sports will have the Rockies’ television broadcast, with the radio account on KOA 850 am.

COLORADO (58-85)
Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Josh Rutledge (R) SS
Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF
Wilin Rosario (R) C
Tyler Colvin (L) 1B
Chris Nelson (R) 3B
Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
Drew Pomeranz (R) P
SAN DIEGO (69-76)
Chris Denorfia (R) RF
Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
Chase Headley (S) 3B
Yasmani Grandal (S) C
Jesus Guzman (R) LF
Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
Cameron Maybin (R) CF
Andy Parrino (S) SS
Casey Kelly (R) P



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Colorado Thistle
Colorado Thistle
9 years ago

I will root for this team until the day I die, but heavens knows there is a lot to complain about beyond the poorly executed 4 man rotation. The GM needs to go taking the MFL with him.

9 years ago

Pomeranz didn’t give us his 4 innings tonight. Just 3. As Huson just said, Pomeranz is down to about 3 starts left this season. If the season were to end right now, we’d have to evaluate him as a major disappointment. He’s shown flashes, but is anyone ready to say he’s a guy you’d be able to rely on as even the 3rd or 4th starter next year? Basically he’s made no progress since we obtained him last summer. Plus… Read more »

9 years ago

It seems that Pomerantz, White, and Chatwood all need more time in the minor leagues to work on things. So, at this point we could have a rotation of DLR, Chacin, Francis, Friedrich, and Nicasio (that assumes that we resign Francis and that everyone else is healthy), and let the other three spend time in the minors to start the season.

9 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Sounds like the rotation of a 90+ loss team to me.

9 years ago

Ryan, I agree that it’ not a great rotation. The future depends on the development of the younger pitchers.

Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High
9 years ago

Tyler Anderson had a great year this year and we have Tyler Matzek waiting in the wings if he can cut out the bases on balls bs.

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