Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"The Fundamentals Of Our Baseball Team Are Strong"


Much like a John McCain campaign speech gaffe, the Rockies' motto coming into this season is becoming a cruel joke for all those with the stomach to watch. Stressing fundamentals in spring training has translated into inconsistent (at best) pitching, terrible situational hitting, and a multitude of perplexing errors. These are all characteristics of last season's team that was such a problem. Case in point, the Rockies have men on 2nd and 3rd in the fifth inning tonight with Hawper, Stew Bag, and Barmey due up. Two infield pop flies and a strike out later and you have nothing to show. Losers. Maybe they knew a two run home run was coming immediately in the next inning, which brings up another problem: the resistance to prosperity. Every time the Rocks scratch their way back into a game or take a lead, they seem all to eager to give it up as soon as possible. Watching this team is giving me ulcers at an alarming rate.

It's still early and having Frank-Dog suddenly exit the game during warm-ups in the third inning typifies the team's luck thus far, but all signs point to a long season and a failed campaign by the team's leader to keep his job much longer.

10 comments:

TroutDog said...

Apparently this post put a charge in the Rock's offense, as they've scored 4 runs since I started typing. Q was even part of the rally. I sure hope Bowie and Maddow aren't lurking.

Sonic Tooth said...

a startling rally, no doubt. havine gotten so sick of the ineptitude I about turned off the TV.

now...
no maddow.
no bowie.

Street looked solid in the 7th. Now I've gone and done it.
Jinx.

TroutDog said...

Startling indeed. Glad that tub-side Rizzo wasn't the only reason to watch tonite. Nice scrappy win against the hated D-bags.

Would a DLR upset over Haren be asking too much?

Hats off to Street, Embree, and Corpas for not blowing this. Belisle even did good. Strange game indeed.

TroutDog said...

Kind of worried about Frank Dog. Maybe Kip Wells is looking for a job. He's definetely starter material.

DeathTruck said...

I just deleted a huge comment.


Nice I like ( was the main comment ).

If we win tomorrow I think we can salvage this road series as a somewhat_successful.

The Dbacks do seem to resemble the hapless rox a bit.

unwar no d-truck emails read

DeathTruck said...

For the record, I was a bit intoxicated when posting that last comment.

A win today would be nice.

TroutDog said...

I was intoxicated by the Rockies offense, especially Rooftop. New leadoff hitter? (kidding)

TroutDog said...

Let's get DLR a little run support, eh guys? The LOB are starting to mount.

TroutDog said...

Wasted DLR gem. Too many LOB. I know Haren was pitching, but the Rocks had chances. Would've been a big series win....

Nice games for Tulo and I-Dog: each 0-4 with 3 and 2 K's respectively. Great job!!

Sonic Tooth said...

"The Fundamentals Of Our Baseball Team Can Suck at Any Given Moment"