Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: How About That For A 1-8 Homestand?

We knew it could ugly. Some even predicted an 0-for-the homestand before it began. 

It certainly lived up to the hype, didn't it?

Swept by Cincinnati.

Steal one from St. Louis.

Swept and completely embarrassed by San Francisco.


Giants 8, Rockies 3 (boxscore)

Turning Point: Jordan Pacheco made a 1st inning error that got the ball rolling for San Francisco. However, it was Wilin Rosario's passed ball with the bases loaded that killed Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies. Not only did the game's first run score on the whiffed catch, one pitch later Hunter Pence grounded one to second for what could have been an inning double play, but instead was an RBI groundout.

Obviously that outcome wouldn't be guaranteed had Rosario handled the pitch, but the simple fact he couldn't handle it is a problem. That it resulted in a run is a bigger problem. That it took the double play out of order is the biggest problem yet.

Rosario had two chances to make up for the miscue at the plate. Both times he made the final out of inning and left the bases loaded. Rough, rough game for the rookie, but hopefully one that continues driving him to improve, while also reeling in those who have been pining for his Rookie of the Year candidacy. I'd love to see a Rockie win it. Don't me wrong. But they have to earn it.