Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rock Solid Recap: Rockies' E's lead the way (not errors for once!)

Rockies 6, Nationals 3 (boxscore)

So far, so good for Esmil Rogers in his latest experiment as a starting pitcher. Alright, so technically the 5 inning performance in San Diego was a relief appearance. But in reality it was an extension of that God awful idea with Ubaldo, so I'm considering that as a start as well.

Don't argue with me. I know it's flawed.

Anyway, he pitched well there. He also pitched pretty well here, although we saw a lot of the same problems that have limited his starting potential in the past. He started slow allowing one run on two hits and a walk in the first. A total of 29 pitches in that inning.

That puts him behind the preferred starter's pace. Then he wasn't able to record enough quick outs to get back on pace and couldn't get through the 6th. But he did get the outs without allowing Washington to plate another run. Ultimately that's the most important factor, so I'll call this encouraging and something positive he can build from.

And he gets the win.

Three more positives

1. Eric Young: Eric Young had his best game in a long time at the ML level. Maybe it was his best game to date. Battling leadoff, Young was able to reach base FOUR times (one hit, THREE walks), swiped a bag and knocked in two to lead the offensive attack.

Lineup Card: 8-4-11 Rockies vs Nationals

If you're looking for Rockies game lineups and you don't feel like searching all over Twitter or waiting for to post them, check back to Heaven & Helton about 30-60 minutes before first pitch. They should be here waiting for you every night game and some afternoon games.

Alright, so the Lineup Card hasn't been up as much as I'd like in recent days. Chalk that up to normal temperatures and yard work that was three weeks overdue.

Phillies Series Recraps (three of them)

Monday: Street + Phillies = Sadness
Tuesday: Apparently the Phillies have 7 aces now
Wednesday: Thanks for the education

Colorado Rockies (51-60)
  1. LF Eric Young
  2. CF Dexter Fowler
  3. 1B Todd Helton
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 3B Ty Wigginton 
  6. 2B Chris Nelson
  7. RF Ryan Spilborghs
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P   Esmil Rogers
Seth Smith's reward for homering against Cole Hamels? A comfortable seat on the bench against Ross Detwiler. Oy. Nothing happenin' Ryan Spilborghs gets the starting in right. EY gets left.