Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rock Solid Recap: Of Rock Solid Baseball

Isn't this the type of baseball we saw consistently from the Rockies (home or road) over the last four months of last season?

Why haven't we seen more of it in 2010?

Starting Pitching -- Check

Jorge De La Rosa strikes out seven over seven extremely efficient, often dominating innings.  That continued a very impressive string of very impressive starting pitching.

Defense -- Check

Four double plays.

Here's one started by Tulo... (Highlight) and another off the glove of DLR, right to Tulo... (Highlight).

The recap wouldn't be complete without something special from Todd Helton... (Highlight)

Going Yard -- Check

Carlos Gonzalez hits #26 (Highlight)

Seth Smith hits #15 (Highlight)

Timely Hitting/Insurance Runs -- Check

Dexter Fowler delivers in the 8th inning.  (Highlight)

That may have been Fowler's best looking swing of the season.  Bottle that one up and use it over and over.

Closer -- Check

Huston Street sets them down 1-2-3 for the third straight day. Now give him a day off before we enter another vicious cycle of fatigue and lost confidence.

I love these types of games. It makes writing a recap so much easier because I really don't have to write anything. Just pat a few guys on the seat, throw in some highlights, and talk about tomorrow's game.


Esmil Rogers vs Jair Jurrjens

A little day time action in Denver as the Rockies look for a sweep. It won't be easy against a tough tough customer in Jair Jurrgens. Really like his game and his arm. His numbers are a little off this season due to injury problems, but if he shows up on his game, Esmil Rogers will need to channel his inner Jhoulys Chacin (from Sunday) to keep the Rockies in the game.

I think that's exactly what we'll see. Another hard fought, low scoring affair.