Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lackluster Recrap: Another Sunday no show

It's becoming increasingly difficult to sit through Colorado Rockies baseball games, let alone write about them. Especially on Sundays, when the team finds new ways to embarrass themselves and discourage the fanbase. 

It's ridiculous. And you can't really blame Jim Tracy's lineup on this mess we witnessed today. Ubaldo Jimenez was on the mound, and the only regular not playing was Mark Ellis.

This team just flat out disappoints time and time again. There's no sense of urgency whatsoever. There's no pride to improve fundamentally. Instead, we watch players - like Seth Smith - continue to regress in every phase of the game. Smith's defensive effort in recent weeks has been shameful. And his offensive performance has sunk right along with it.

With Carlos Gonalez and Charlie Blackmon hurt, there's no place else to turn here. But he's proven again he won't be an every day player. He deserved the opportunity. He didn't get consistent enough playing time for a while in that role, but honestly, I don't think it mattered. He's not cut out for it. He's a solid hitter that's best used late in ballgames.

Lineup Card: 7-24-11 Rockies @ Diamondbacks

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Yesterday's Lackluster Recrap: Hammel's struggles continue


Colorado Rockies (48-53)
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 2B Jonathan Herrera
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. RF Seth Smith
  6. 3B Ty Wigginton
  7. LF Ryan Spilborghs
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P   Ubaldo Jimenez