Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Kip Bleepin' Wells

Padres 2, Rockies 0 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong

Not a lot more needs to be said. 
Turning Point: The pitching was terrific. The offense was crap. That must mean the defense played a major role in the Rockies defeat on Sunday.

Of course they did. This time it was a total breakdown on the infield after a jam sandwich off the bat of Logan Forythe landed safely behind the mound, just out of the reach of Drew Pomeranz and Jordan Pacheco. Pacheco then scooped the ball and airmailed a throw over Jason Giambi's head for a two-base error. Chris Denorfia scored from second to give San Diego a 1-0 lead in the 3rd.

That was seriously all the Padres needed, but they added an insurance run in the 7th just to be safe.

Highlight of the Afternoon: There was ONE. It came via the arm of Dexter Fowler in that 3rd inning.

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Padres 7-1-12

Saturday's Speedy Recrap: Guthrie Leads Bullpen Collapse

June Review and Player Rankings


Colorado Rockies (30-47)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Jason Giambi (1B)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Tyler Colvin (LF)
  6. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  7. Jonathan Herrera (SS)
  8. Wil Nieves (C)
  9. Drew Pomeranz (P)
That's the first true Jim Tracy Sunday lineup I've seen in a long time. (Well, since April) 

Of course it falls right in line on the day Drew Pomeranz returns.  

San Diego Padres (29-50)
  1. Chris Denorfia (RF)
  2. Logan Forsythe (2B)
  3. Chase Headley (3B)
  4. Jesus Guzman (LF)
  5. Yasmani Grandal (C)
  6. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  7. Cameron Maybin (CF)
  8. Alexi Amarista (SS)
  9. Kip Wells (P)
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June Review and Player Rankings

June Record: 9-18

The Rockies followed up a 10-18 May with a 9-18 June. It's almost impossible to believe they finished April at a very respectable 11-11, isn't it?

Overall Record: 30-47

June Swing Games: 4-3

Wins (Games They Could Have Lost)
Losses (Game They Should Have Won)
Again, the Rockies record in 50/50 swing games looks a lot better than their overall mark because a high percentage of their losses are games they're completely out of early due to the starting pitching.

Simply stated, this isn't your typical win 60, lose 60, how do they split up the other 42 games team. It's a win 50, lose 90, pray the offense keeps them from losing 100 team.