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.

8 comments:

Sonic Tooth said...

Hawpe intentionally walked twice for Astros pitching to get to Atkins?!?! Disgraceful.

Is it too soon for the Fire-Tracy-Watch?

TroutDog said...

The Tracy honeymoon does appear to be over. Where's the floating head??

TroutDog said...

By the way, my apologies to Atkins, Stew-Bag isn't running away with the shittiest 3rd base ave race. After going Stew-Bag's 2-4 night and G-Pup's 0-4, the two are deadlocked at .188.

Drama!!!

DeathTruck said...

If G-Dog is batting behind Hawpe again tonight, then no, it's not too late for the Fire-Tracy-Watch.

Sonic Tooth said...

DT. You do mean too "early"...?

Not sure that I can watch another Rockies game on TV, after the last 3 nights. Seriously.
I'm going to go back to the "golden age" of baseball circa 1920, no TV, no Radio, no Internet...and my new favorite team is the Kansas City Monarchs, of the Negro National League. I'll never get to watch them play, and only read about them in the newspapers.

DeathTruck said...

yes that's what I meant.

TroutDog said...

G-Dog has taken note. I'm sure it was more about this post than the TR article about shipping him to the Springs.

Sonic Tooth said...

Renck says he should be shipped?
wow.