Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Recrap in a Nutshell: Another one of 'those' losses for Colorado

Isn't there a limit on the number of "season in a nutshell" losses you can have in a season?

And at what point does it go from "season in a nutshell" to "the norm" to "this team is utter fail"?

Those are the questions.

Here are the answers.

Yes, there is a limit.

They reached that limit in May. It became "the norm" by the end of May and we've ventured to "utter fail" every damn Sunday since.

Not that this team hasn't been capable of playing well at times. In fact, the first two games in Cincinnati were quite good. But those games only fuel my frustration, because that's the baseball you expect from this team. I really don't think those are or were unfair expectations either.

Anyway, they play two solid games, and then before you can compliment them for their improved efforts, they give you a presentation like Wednesday's where the ending becomes predictable in the 2nd or 3rd inning and you just coast to the inevitable with the only twists being how will they embarrass themselves tonight.

Lineup Card: 8-10-11 Rockies @ Reds

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. 

On the day Ian Stewart's major league career in Colorado possibly ends for good, Kevin Millwood's (and Edgar Gonzalez's) begin.

THIS.... is Colorado Rockies baseball.

Colorado Rockies (55-62)
  1. CF Dexter Fowler
  2. 2B Chris Nelson
  3. RF Carlos Gonzalez
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 1B Todd Helton
  6. LF Seth Smith
  7. 3B Ty Wigginton
  8. C   Chris Iannetta
  9. P    Kevin Millwood
Cincinnati Reds (55-60)
  1. LF Dave Sappelt
  2. SS Edgar Renteria
  3. 1B Joey Votto
  4. RF Jay Bruce
  5. 3B Todd Frazier
  6. CF Drew Stubbs
  7. C   Ryan Hannigan
  8. 2B Paul Janish
  9. P   Mike Leake