Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rock Crappy Recap: Do I Have To?

Mets 5, Rockies 0

Yes, I have to. But if the Rockies aren't going to put in a full effort on a Thursday afternoon, neither am I.

Official Scorer

Losing Player: #42. Everybody wearing Jackie Robinson's #42 in a Rockies uniform today embarrassed the number.

They played like shit. I could stop there, but I'll add a little to it.

  • The defense was pathetic. 
  •  Botched rundown with a pitcher running. 
  •  Melvin Mora can't turn a double play unless a catcher or pitcher is running. 
  •  Miguel Olivo with some really lazy backhands of balls in the dirt. 
  •  Seth Smith throwing to the wrong base. 
  •  Jason Giambi has no range. 
  •  De La Rosa walked five. 
  •  Zero runs scored.

Of course the final blurb there (0 runs) rendered everything else moot on this day, but you still have to look at the whole ugly picture.

Running Thoughts: De La Rosa vs. Pelfrey

We jump into the action in the top half of the third.

3rd Inning

  • Mets 1, Rockies 0
  • We start with De La Rosa walking the pitcher, a high chopper over Stewart's head, and a botched rundown allowing a pitcher to score.  
  • This defense right now isn't just embarrassing, it's bullshit.  There's no excuses for the lapses we're seeing.
  • Drew Goodman with some odd commentary.  
  • Mike Pelfrey cruising so far today.  Couple infield singles allowed and that would be the extent of that.  

Looking Ahead: Sweep The Mess?

They came to Denver not yet a mess. One more loss and they'll leave town in shambles.

Winning homestand secured, now it's time for these Rockies to get greedy and vicious. Step on somebody's throat. Beat up on the less fortunate. Pile up some W's before we get deep into division play.

If you can't tell, I want this game today really bad. Not only for the sadistic reasons mentioned above, but because winning De La Rosa's starts is just as important as winning Ubaldo's. Jorge is practicially your second ace. Chances are really good he's going to keep you in it, so I like to take advantage of that.  Puts less pressure on the bottom of the rotation.

Rock Solid Recap: Can't Out Mess The Mets

Rockies 6, Mets 5 (10)

Try as they might, the Rockies and their continued horrid defense could not snatch a defeat from the jaws of victory.

There was Todd Helton's yearly error in the first inning.  Aaron Cook pitched around that.

Matt Daley pitched over top of Ian Stewart's inexplicable throwing error.  He actually made several poor throws on the evening -- leading to some concern that his arm may be sore -- but the one he made here was so bad even Todd Helton couldn't pick it.  That's bad.

And then there was the Tulowitzki hiccup leading off the ninth.  As I mentioned in Running Thoughts, not as an easy play, but a play Tulo makes 98 times out of 100.  Scored a hit.  I was more than fine with the scoring.  Tulo just looked a step slow.