Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rock Solid Recrap: Chacin gives Braves free pass to victory

Braves 5, Rockies 3 (boxscore)

Jhoulys Chacin: "And another walk. Make that six."

Not exactly word for word what Drew Goodman said, but close enough. Six walks is too many folks. Unless you're Ubaldo Jimenez and you're not allowing hits. Unfortunately, Chacin wasn't that good tonight. And he found out the hard way that when you walk six, it allows something fluky like Derek Lowe ripping a double into the left field corner to not only be embarrassing, but something that completely changes the game.

Afterwards Chacin said he felt too strong coming into the game, which caused him to overthrow and miss his spots. I hope that's all it is. When you see a guy that was cruising along so easily for three months just suddenly lose it, and then you hear about the forearm... I'll take his word for it, but I'm still crossing my fingers.

Chris Iannetta: The best of both worlds. One time he goes up there, works a count and delivers the big RBI single.

Next time: 2nd and 3rd, one out. He ****ing stands there and looks at three strikes. Inexcusable. I don't care if strike three looked or was outside. Boohoo. They were all strikes the entire game. He should have known that and he should have been looking to drive a run in. Terrible is the only word I can think of to describe it.

Lineup Card: 7-5-11 Rockies @ Braves

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Colorado Rockies (41-44)
  1. CF Charlie Blackmon
  2. 2B Jonathan Herrera
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. LF Ty Wigginton
  5. RF Seth Smith
  6. 2B Mark Ellis
  8. C  Chris Iannetta
  9. P   Jhoulys Chacin
BREAKING: Lineup in turmoil!