Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rock Solid Recrap: Rockies run out of steam in Bronx finale

At the beginning of the series I said I would take one win out of three based on the pitching matchups goings in. That's exactly what the Rockies got, winning the Ubaldo matchup and losing these final two. So I can't say I'm too upset over the results, but there's no question the past two days were disappointing.

Disappointing that Tracy didn't take a better shot at CC Sabathia yesterday. Disappointing that today started off very well, but they couldn't collect themselves or regain their head of steam once the Yankees started fighting back.

Yankees 6, Rockies 4 (boxscore)

Juan Nicasio: Started off very impressively. But once the Yankees got a second look at him, things went a little more like I was anticipating. Still, you can't take those first four innings away from Nicasio. They were brilliant. Now you just hope he can learn from his struggles later and continue working towards developing his secondary stuff.

Also, an outing like today sure doesn't change my prediction that he's going to end up being the guy the Rockies envisioned Felipe Paulino as. He's proven he can be deadly on even the most elite hitters when they only see him once.

Lineup Card: 6-26-11 Rockies @ Yankees

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Colorado Rockies (38-38)
  1. CF Carlos Gonzalez
  2. 2B Jonathan Herrera
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. DH Jason Giambi
  6. RF Seth Smith
  7. 3B Ty Wigginton
  8. LF Charlie Blackmon
  9. C   Chris Iannetta
SP Juan Nicasio

Looks like we're going to give it the old college try today! Thanks Jim!