Monday, September 3, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Labor Day Circus

Braves 6, Rockies 1 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: Geez, I know it was a quick turn around and all but did the Rockies not get any sleep on the plane or at the hotel overnight? Just take a look at some of the crap they served up this afternoon

That was just the 1st inning. How about the 3rd?

Been awhile (couple weeks anyway) since I've had full blown circus music playing in my head while watching the Rockies. As catchy as that can be, I'd much rather have a Justin Bieber song in my head.

Turning Point: The Rockies - a professional baseball team - didn't show up ready to play. No turning point, just several embarrassing ones.

Tyler Chatwood's Line: 3 IP, 6 R (5 ER), 2 H, 5 BB, 2 K, 74 pitches (41 strikes)

Walks, wild pitches, errors and other defensive miscues defined Chatwood's outing today. I mean just look at the run column and then look at the hit column. I haven't seen anything like that since high school. Or maybe it was Little League. Regardless of the embarrassing defense behind him, Chatwood beat himself today, plain and simple, and needs to start throw strikes consistently, not three out of every five starts.

Bullpen's Line: 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 7 K

Well, I guess it wasn't a complete disaster. Thank goodness for this bullpen effort from Josh Roenicke, Edgmer Escalona, Guillermo Moscoso and Will Harris.

Screengrab of the Day: This is what happens when idiots start calling Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez "CarGo". They somehow get him confused with the real CarGo.

What's Next: Maybe a good night's rest will help? Maybe not. The Rockies and Braves will do it again on Tuesday night at 5:10 with Drew Pomeranz (1-8, 5.13) facing Tommy Hansen (12-7, 4.45).

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