Monday, May 31, 2010

It Takes Some Weird Faces To Go 10-1 With A 0.78 ERA

The dominance continues. The stats are getting just a tad ridic. The much-anticipated pitching matchup turned out to be pretty one-sided with Super U clearly the class of the NL up to this point of the season. Also nice to see Tawdd and Barmey come up with big hits against Timmy.

Great to get a win in Game 1 of the series after a tough home series loss to the Dodgers. We have been lousy in one run games this season. Although the pitching matchups the next couple of games will not favor us, it was be good to steal one of the games and win the series. Not something that happens much in SF.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I hate the Dodgers...

Don't really have anything intelligent to say. That game last night sucked.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Someone get this kid a dustpan...

Granted it was against the sinking Snakes, but an impressive sweep nonetheless, the first of the season.
The offense came alive in a pretty big way in the final two games, while the pitching remained strong. Home runs starting to fly.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Dominance

Seldom (never) will I throw up a post about a game I couldn't even watch, but when Super U delivers another scoreless gem to lower his ERA to 0.88 and notch his 9th win in May(!), something must be said. I believe Dr. DT was in the house, so I assume he picked up some World Series tickets afterward. I will be in the house today for a Business Man's Special (even though I'm not working today), but not feeling entirely confident in a sweep against our natural division rivals with the Hammel vs. Haren match up. Time for HamBone to step up and make this winning streak five before the hot, but hated Dodgers come to town.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"I'm Jeff Francis, and I appear to be back."

A rare revisit from the 2007 (mini) Jeff Francis here on BSB.

Had to give a shout regarding the job he has done in his first 2 games back. Seriously, I would never have predicted something like this actually going well for the current Rockies, a team that appears to be snake-bit in many ways this year with injuries, bad luck, and in general being a team that really just hasn't gotten "hot" in any sustained fashion.
Nice to see the bounce back the last couple games in KC...still, to my last point above, this was a roadie that had the makings of a catalyst to really get the season pointed in the right direction. Get on a hot streak. But no, they come out of it 3-4 and are currently .500 and still 4 games back.
Hope some home cooking can stir up some magic. A day off and a GNO game might do the trick?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Let Me Dominate You

Can Super U just pitch every game? 8-1, 0.99 ERA, seriously?!? If he can keep this up, it's going to be interesting to see his season-ending numbers. Would have had another no hitter bid if it wasn't for Stewbag's error on a slow tapper to 3rd (called a hit?) and some leg cramps after Super U ran out an infield single. Some rare offensive fireworks from the middle of the lineup with Tulo jacking a 3 run HR in the top of the first. We could use more of that type of production from the middle of the lineup. Probably just doubled his RBI total.

Will be interesting to see how Franky does on start #2. Need to win this series (if not sweep) in KC to make the roadie respectable. If I recall, we kind of dominated interleague play last year.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Oh look. Someone found the hat I should be wearing."

A rare HR is erased on a flood-gates opening 8th inning error by one of my 2010 whipping boys, Clint Barmes.
Jesus, I best not have to hear anyone say "he deserves to be in the lineup because of his glove even when he's struggling at the plate" at this point. I think he has 4 errors this season, add that to his now regularly miserable batting average. (We pay him 3.5mil a year?!?) Sure, he is prone to produce some slick leather now and again, but tonight's error was a kick in the huevos. Cory Sullivan gets to add the bonus by producing the hit to put the Astros up after the error. Thanks Sully...I didn't like you either.
That horribly brief stop at an above .500 record after Sunday's game has quickly dipped back down to the 2010 standard hover of several games below.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rockies Rookies Prevail

A very non-Coors Field type game yesterday that didn't feature rain or many runs. Kind of a throw back game too, with Franky and My Main Man Corpas both pitching great. The Rocks could use some more of that (and some more run production from the offense). All in all, Sunday's win salvages a decent home stand with a 4-2 record. It's a little early to look too close at the standings, but the top of the NL West is getting mighty. And the Rockies Rookies extend their winning streak to two straight games.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Miggy Walk Off!

A rare come from behind win for the Rockies in 2010. Against Halladay, no less (to the tie at least).
Miguel with a 5 for 5 day and a capper walk off homer in the bottom of the 10th. A clutchness not seen too often this season.
You know Tracy was spewing in his post-game that this could be looked at as a pivotal game when they look back in September. Let's hope he's right.

Weather for game two of the double header looks dicey. Not last night dicey, but still.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Troutdog and myself made the wise, bus-stop decision to pack it in for tonight's game before fully committing to head downtown. Cancellation announcement came via Helmer and the Cowboy on FSN Rocky Mountain not long after I got home.
Shit, the sky is dumping a relentless weird rain/slush mix, with a dose of thunder, even still.
Can't imagine those games will go down tomorrow. I'd be willing to bet that on the pure-heart of Ditchfield.

Can I get an Un War Corpas up in here?

Ugly loss last night. Defense still looking like an E League softball team.
Nice to see Hawpe back and Giambi taking advantage of a start to ignite his bat.

Are we headed for a GNO snow-out tonight?

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Talk about making the most of an opportunity. Jhoulys delivers once again. Until he takes a step or two backwards, hard to see him being removed from the rotation once some of the injured pitching corps is ready to return.
Another really good looking outing. Has to be a level of comfort when your offense spots you a 6 run lead in the 1st...nonetheless, 6 hits over 7 1/3 with no runs, gets it done in most any game.
Tracy totally quotable at the end of the game last night, "It's just a terrific job again by that young kid."

C'mon Ubaldo keep it going today...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stew-bag in the clutch....

I was sawing logs by the time this game ended but nice to roll over this AM and click on the Rockies Blackberry App to see a surprising come from behind W last night...sitting even on the roadie so far.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thank You Mr. Chacin

Saw a glimpse this afternoon of why Jhoulys (yo-lease) Chacin (susheen?) is so highly touted by Rockies brass. The dude was pretty much dealing today while turning in a 1-hit, 0 runs, 7 inning gem. I like the fact that he didn't walk that many people (a lesson that could be learned from a few others on the starting rotation). The performance couldn't have come at a better time. Getting swept at AT&T would've been a disastrous way to begin the Cali roadie. Plus, with the starting pitching so lousy since the last Super Ubaldo outing, it was refreshing to finally see a "quality start" from the butt end of the rotation. With Franky (who will be making his season debut with the Drillers on Thurs) and DLR still (probably) a few weeks out from coming back from the DL (notice I didn't mention Hambone), it would be a god send to have one of the youngsters step up and take advantage of their opportunity. It looks like the leading candidate to fill that role is YoDog.

Not only was there good pitching today, but the Rocks actually came up with some timely hits after forcing Filthy Sanchez out of the game early by not swinging the bat. Good strategy guys (especially for Barmey).