Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rock Solid Recrap: Rox Mail It In

Dodgers 2, Rockies 0

Very dosappointing game today on so many levels.

The only thing that went well was, well, Ubaldo Jimenez. He's the tough luck loser after allowing 1 ER in 7 innings. He falls to 6-1 with a 0.93 ERA.

The Offense

Made Kershaw work in the first inning. They loaded the bases behind two walks and a bunt single. In total, Kershaw threw 30 pitches. Despite not scoring, I thought that was a terrific start, and that Kershaw was on his way to another 5th inning exit.


It was his best start... probably of his big league career.

Or at least his most efficient.  He never threw more than 15 pitches in his remaining seven innings. The Rockies only hit one baseball out of the infield the entire game... an 8th flyout by Clint Barmes.

Obviously a lot of that credit goes to Kershaw for improving his efficiency as the game went along, but you know, I think the Rockies aided that quite a bit. Just a little more patiences at times could have really extended the pitch count. That should have been the gameplan. If it wasn't, then hitting coach Don Baylor didn't do his job well today.

Yeah, I'm just a touch frustrated by the offense.

Losing Player: Todd Helton

Three strikeouts today. Seven strikeouts in the series. We should be less worried about the lack of a home run and more focused on the average and the lack of contact. This is the guy you count on to get on base over 40% of the time. That's just not happening.

He's struggling, Tulo is hurt and CarGo is tending to a passing in his family. Oh, and the Phillies are coming to town. I'm afraid this is about to get a whole lot uglier before it gets pretty.

Yeah... today was a big game to get. The Rockies came up painfully small.


Right quad strain for Tulowitzki. There's really nothing you can say. It's just at the point now where I can only think back to 2008, when the season started kinda like this, we waited and waited to catch a break, and the break never came.

I don't want to think about that anymore. Let's go home.