Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That's Right, I'm Your Manager

No, not Jim Tracy. Talking 'bout Marq-Dog. A much-needed pitching gem for a team that desperately needed to rebound after last night and for a pitcher that had a dreadful start down in Anaheim last week. Bravo. In case you weren't paying attention, that was a 2-hit, complete game shutout, accompanied by a two-out, bases-loaded, 2-RBI base hit that provided a little breathing room in what was a 1-0 game at the time. Oh yeah, the victory gives Marq-Dog 10 for the year, best in the NL.

Getting swept in this series would've been a bit of a disaster (considering the opponent). Now, the roadie is at worst a successful 5-4, at best a sparkling 6-3. I prefer the latter, but either way, nice work fellas. C'mon Super DLR!

That game sucked last night

Way too many Ks last night. The game should have been won in the 10th inning with a runner at 1st and 3rd and no one out, but the ball was not even put into play. Even a GIDP would have been welcomed there. A good job by Super Ubaldo, though the balk and poor pitch-out were definitely a part of the loss. Hopefully Marq-Dog can bounce back after his shaky performance in Anaheim last week.

We'll need more barrel tonight (I'm officially calling for more barrel... it worked last time).

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ho Hum. Another Sweep.

It seems like just yesterday when the Rocks were sweepless in '09. Now they have swept four (make that five) series, three on the road. This has been a weird season so far. Wouldn't mind a little more weirdness in this upcoming series with the hated Dodgers who have completely dominated us this year.

Kind of sad seeing this latest sweep against the A's, who just flat-out look like a bad team. It appears the A's were more than one Matt Holliday and one Super Gallego away from being contenders in '09.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I Love Being 11 Games Under .500

Bowie and Maddow lurking,but an 8 run lead is safe. DLR is the man.


The bats have been a bit cold the last few games, time to start getting some good barrel on the ball. Though there was 1 somewhat big inning last night, the game was pretty much won on the mound. A job well done for Ham-Bone and Street-Dog (whammy?), but an extremely shaky 8th for Flores and Stacy Peralta. Good damage control I guess.

Anywho, let's get some good barrel tonight.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

LOB/RISP Hell, the 1st base ump is blind, and Barmes sucks on a higher plane than ever thought imaginable.

Despite Tulo's double-dong heroics, this was the kind of game where a loss was truly deserved, and came to fruition.
Barmes choked 3 straight at bats with someone on 3rd with less than 2 outs tonight. Unacceptable Clint, could have used those runs...also struck out to end the game.
Stewart with some sketchy play at 3rd doomed poor Ubaldo's 8th inning, and began the unravelling, and probably cost the Rox the game. Dude, those are bunts, you are a 3rd baseman....
Luck and success runs out at some point. The Rox had reached the end of their good fortune. Angels fans seemed to be enjoying it. The Rally Monkey is stupid.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Just another bunch of nuts at a Rockies game, on a Sunday afternoon....

In response to the request in previous post...i bring you stadium beer consumption on display. It isn't/wasn't pretty.

30 pack thief and 6 pack thief must have been on some sort of concourse mission.

Fear the gut. Go Rockies.

Stew-Bag helping the cause early against the Halos with a nice RBI.
Keep it up. 1-0, 2nd inning. I think the Rox are feeling this pitcher.

Just another sweep.....

Mighty enjoyable time in the sun yesterday watching the Rockies sweep the Pirates out of town.

Hopefully Tracy's squad can carry the momentum on the California roadie. Got the top of the rotation in line for starts, which is a relief after witnessing the shakiness that is DLR. Bullpen also remains a dicey situation....

I think the Dinger '07 Topps card is skyrocketing in value after this recent spate of success.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Well, Nuts!

Even when things are going about as well for the Rocks as one could have imagined in their wildest dreams, of course there's got to be some bad news to remind everyone to come back to earth. Corpas has bone chips in his elbow and is going on the 15 DL. Not welcome news considering Manny has been pretty solid lately and the recent news about Buchholz being out for the year. This sounds more serious to me than just a two week absence. Seems like whenever there's an elbow or shoulder problem with a pitcher, it's about 50-50 he's done for the year. After losing Francis and Buchholz, it would be a big blow to lose Manny for the rest of the year.

Still, the team remains on a roll thanks to a brilliant pitching performance by Marq-Dog. Send that man to the All-Star game. I seem to remember in the not-too-distant past when a 3-game winning streak would be an amazing run for the Rocks. Now it seems fairly pedestrian. That's a good sign. With the bullpen down a man, Ham-Bone and DLR need to pitch well these next two games.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Purple Clipboard Lives!!!

So, do the Rocks. No, that's not G-Dog. .500, bitches.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

STREAK UPDATE: Rays in town, going for win #

As long as the goddam rain stays away tonight. I live in Denver, this shit is getting old, and I'm about to get soaked going to the bus stop.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Good Lord Would Never Ruin the Best Winning Streak of My Life!!!

Not even severe thunder storms and tornado threats can derail the red-hot Rocks. Sort of losing track of how many wins in a row this is, but I want to say we're up to 11. This matches the win streak at the end of the '07 season. The Rays come to town next sporting a pretty decent 5-game winning streak themselves. Something has to give Tuesday night, but considering our dominance over the AL in interleague play, I like our chances. It's Guys Night Out, so let's make it a dozen in a row fellas.

On a down note, Taylor Buchholz had Tommy John surgery and is out for the year. Maybe not a huge deal, but still would've been nice to get him back in the bullpen at some point in the year. Lame.

I can't count this high....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Make That 8!!

Didn't see (not that it was on tv) or listen to today's game, so I feel kind of unqualified to say anything about the game. However, the previous post is already out of date, so something had to be done. I guess the one-run nature of the win was due to some shaky bullpen pitching in the bottom of the 9th, but H-Street wanted a save and they had to cough up a few runs to make it a save situation.

So, after losing the first three games, the Rocks end the roadie 8-3. Mind-blowing really. Will be really interesting to see how this team responds now at home. To borrow more 7-Seconds references, Regress No Way!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Make it 6?

Who are these guys, and what have they done with the '09 Rockies?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

4 In A Row?!?!

Really, what the hell is going on with this club all of the sudden? After starting the road trip by dropping 3 in a row in Houston (two in spectacular bed-shitting fashion), suddenly the bats come alive and we get four quality starts in a row from J-Hamm, DLR, Cookie, and the latest gem courtesy of Ubaldo the Magnificent. Could the Rocks be on the threshold of their first series sweep of the season? They would already have it if this were the normal 3-game series, but tomorrow's matinee game with the Cards will force the Rocks to work a little harder for it. Let's hope Marq-Dog can get win 8 of the year and that the bats remain hot as they pack their bags for the Beer City, where you know there will be plenty of scoring from the home team.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wha?!?! Rockies victimize opponent's bullpen? DLR in line for win? Stu-bag AVG. over .200? Am I in some kind of fantastic parallel universe?

Props to the newest lil' Rockies fan, Elle B. Your sister and cousin are flat-out Real Rockies.

Not really sure how to process the opportunistic Rockies offense. I'm sure I'll not be forced to try again any time soon. Prove me wrong you idiots. Let's see if we can hold a 9 run lead. I'm still a little worried, even with Grilli safely away from the bullpen. and DLR having a little meltdown here in the 7th. Holy shit, I sincerely hope that cushion is big enough.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yep, There's Another Weak Pop Fly

The season continues on its nosedive trajectory for the Rocks, as does the hitting reputation of one G-Pup. The dude is a straight up liability in the batting order right now. Even though he is behind Stew Bag in the race for shittiest batting average for a Rockies' third baseman, at least the aforementioned S-Bag hits an occasional HR. While most of these might be of the meaningless end-of-game solo shot variety, tonight's 3-run dong was not in that category. (Side note: That was the Rocks' first, yes FIRST, 3-run HR of the season. That should tell you something about the makeup of many of the HRs that appear on the stat sheet totals for this club.) G-Pup, on the other hand, was the master of the rally-killing soft pop-fly tonight (and much of the season). Not only that, but Brad Hawpe's bat was put on ice after starting out 2-2 because the 'Stros woke up and decided there was no sense in ever pitching to Hawper, when an easy out awaited next in the lineup. Who would've thought G-Pup would be Choice A for a pitcher to face in crunch time.

Look, I want the guy to start mashing, and history suggests that this will happen at some point, but he needs to start producing at the plate soon or we'd be better served with Q in the field at 3B and at the plate(!). The dude isn't even getting good barrel on the ball. The way he's going now, he ain't helping his trade value, or the team pick up a rare win. (Last Sat night excluded. But Tony Gwen Jr. can't be in CF every night.)

In the meantime, the Rockies go to something like 3- 28 lifetime at Minute Made Park and draw closer toward the Nats for the worst record in the league. As DT points out, this team is a joke. But tonight, my angst is directed squarely at G-Pup.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Batting skills remain lacking

"The bats will come around."
I believe I've heard that line of BS more times than I'm apt to like.
Tonight, Spilly and Tulo go oh-fer.
Spilborgh's recent run of shittiness has allowed Barmes to suddenly have a better batting average. ouch.
Cook has a fairly decent outing, not befitting a number one starter, but what should we expect? The Rockies don't have a number one starter...haven't legitimately for years. No offense, Cookie....cheap ownership forced that "job title" on you.