Yankees & Rockies “Wrap” it up

 

Hangovers can be brutal, especially when you work the early shift the next day.  How the Rockies handle a rough night before a day game will go a long way to show this team’s attitude and fight.  Its been said many times, but one beauty of baseball is that you are able to get right back to it the next day.  Short memories can help out Colorado today.

On the mound its CC Sabathia for the Yankees (4-3, 3.31 ERA) vs. Jeff Francis for the Rockies (1-2, 7.27 ERA).  7.27 ERA?  Ouch (insert Chatwood up from the Sky Sox talk here).  Can Francis get his off-speed style working well enough to give the Rockies a  chance to win?  We will see.

Because of interleague play, neither team has seen the others pitcher too often.  A quick glance at Sabathia’s numbers over the last 5 years against Colorado (remember small sample sizes here):  Troy Tulowittzki has hit .667 against him, but that’s only in 3 ABs.  Yorvit Torrealba has hit .267 in 15 ABs and has the most ABs against Sabathia of all the Rockies hitters. Next in line is Cuddyer who has seen him 9 times and hit .111 against him.  Not fear inducing numbers.

Francis has had similar numbers agains the Yankees in the last 5 years.  Ichiro has been the most successful hitting .667 in 6 ABs.  No other Yankees hitter is hitting over 250 and most of their lineup has not seen Francis.  Just not enough stats to make any hard predictions or conclusions (My grad school stats professor from 20 years ago would be proud of me there).

Weather channel says mid 50s with a 30% chance of rain later in the afternoon, so hopefully won’t be a factor.

Its ROOT sports (we’ll see what kind of umbrella shows up today) and KOA for the coverage.

A shout out and safe travel wish to our fearless leader JD who’s dealing with a brutal travel schedule as he goes to check out the Asian leagues (maybe do a little scouting for us JD?).

Here’s the Rockies Lineup (a Tulo sighting):

 


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Cameo
Cameo
7 years ago

First off, I’m surprised Tulo didn’t brake a shoulder blade bone last night when he got hit or pull his hammy trying to duck or get a back strain(I mean heavy back) trying to duck or I’m surprised he didn’t aggravate his groin jogging to first. LOL. Just a joke fellas.

Switching Cargo/Tulo is nice with Sabathia on the hill. Like the lineup, good day to give Cuddyer a break too I think.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cameo

Yes, LOL, but did you see him grimace? Yikes. Apparently OK 🙂

Roxnsox
Roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

Enjoyable writeup TJ!

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago

I’m getting a “Loading….” message (and that’s all) next to in-game chat lately. Is it working for others?

Cisco Kid
Cisco Kid
7 years ago

Is anyone else getting tired of Frazier’s ongoing shtick with the hats? Are we going to have to listen to this all summer long. Is it too much to ask for a little professionalism in the broadcast booth?

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I’ve been tired of Frazier’s ongoing everything forever

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago
Reply to  Cisco Kid

I like the hat thing…lol.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Not sure what it is like at Coors but it is not good here. Thunderstorm in progress. Had some hail earlier.

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
7 years ago

Speaking of the Weather Channel, TJ, did you see this when you were there? NICE!

http://www.weather.com/family-kids/family-time/beautiful-baseball-stadiums-20130215

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
7 years ago

Left the game early. Not impressed with Rockies offense today.

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I left during the rain delay. It was cold and wet. Very disappointing homestand. After a good April it looks like they brought back Carney Lansford as the hitting coach. Got a question about the vendors outside of Coors Field. I’ve always bought Chicago Dogs from a vendor on Blake Street. She’s usually on 19th Street. Didn’t see any hot dog vendors on Blake Street. Can anybody help me out? Are they there at all this year? Had to buy… Read more »

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