Friday, July 22, 2011

Lineup Card: 7-22-11 Rockies @ Diamondbacks

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Colorado Rockies (47-52)
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 2B Mark Ellis 
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. RF Seth Smith
  6. 3B Ty Wigginton
  7. LF Ryan Spilborghs
  8. C  Chris Iannetta
  9. P  Aaron Cook
On the injury front: Carlos Gonzalez indeed hits the DL for the first time in his career. Called up to replace him will be Eric Young Jr., just in time to have lunch with Eric Young Sr.

Rock Solid Recrap: Rockies lay another egg on getaway day

Just a wonderful game all the way with around with solid pitching, exceptional defense, and maybe not the most explosive offensive effort, but an exhilarating one thanks to Carlos Gonzalez's walk-off single.

Oh, sorry, that was the opening to Wednesday's Recap.

Different story for Thursday. What an absolutely miserable performance by a team that desperately needed to lock up a winning series and a winning home stand.

Braves 9, Rockies 6 (boxscore)

And it starts with Jhoulys Chacin. This isn't the first time I've gone into a series finale feeling good about the Rockies chances based solely on Chacin being the starting pitcher. It's also not the first time Chacin has let me down. The other time that stands out was a the one-game thing in Chicago, which was the final game of a three-game set in April.

He was terrible that day. He was terrible again here, walking SEVEN and allowing five earned runs over 4 2/3.

But as maddening as that is, I have to check myself before getting too annoyed. At 23, Chacin is still going through the normal ups and downs, ebbs and flows of your typical young pitcher. It's all a part of the process.