Friday, September 16, 2011

Lineup Card: 9-16-11 Rockies vs Giants


Colorado Rockies (70-79)
  1. LF Eric Young
  2. CF Dexter Fowler
  3. 2B Mark Ellis
  4. 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff
  5. 1B Jordan Pacheco
  6. RF Seth Smith
  7. C   Wilin Rosario
  8. SS Tommy Field
  9. P   Alex White
This team. This lineup. My God. 

San Francisco Giants (80-70)
  1. CF Cody Ross
  2. 2B Jeff Keppinger
  3. RF Carlos Beltran
  4. 3B Pablo Sandoval
  5. 1B Aubrey Huff
  6. LF Brandon Belt
  7. SS Brandon Crawford
  8. C  Chris Stewart
  9. P   Madison Bumgarner

Lackluster Rercap: Chacin falters, Panda cycles, things be bad

September baseball can be a lot of different things: Exciting, compelling, nerve-wracking, encouraging are some of the more positive ones.

None of those would describe the Colorado Rockies this September. We're more in the horrendous, disturbing, fundamentally challenged and embarrassing category.

Some of that is due to injury. Too much of it is due to the Rockies not having enough baseball players playing up to their potential.

Giants 8, Rockies 5 (boxscore)

Unfortunately, one of the first guys we have to list when talking about players not performing to potential is Jhoulys Chacin. Thursday was another tough night for him, and it comes again against one of the weakest offenses in the league in San Francisco. Chacin has had a good history against the Giants, but much like we've seen from him this season, he comes up short in a matchup he should dominate.

His line: 5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 1 K