Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Rockies Regress After Historic Performance

Giants 4, Rockies 2 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: Death, taxes, and no-hit bids against the Rockies offense one day after they seemingly break out of a funk. Regardless of the lineup over the past three years, we can always counts on that. 

Today, Madison Bumgarner carried his bid into the sixth. That's where Tyler Colvin, who had just entered the game as part of a double switch, led off with a lefty on lefty single — played into a triple by Melky Cabrera — and eventually scored the Rockies first run. Colvin also had a 13-pitch at-bat (flyout) in the eighth and a 5-pitch, bases loaded walk in the ninth, making him the Rockies best offensive player essentially on an off day. That's a problem in and of itself.

The Rockies also had another critical defensive lapse in this game. Allow me to expand on that one. 

Turning Point: Dexter Fowler's error.

That's right, Drifting Dexter dropped a routine flyball — leading to two unearned runs (check out the final score) — just days after Casual CarGo dropped one in the home opener — leading to three unearned runs.

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Giants 4-12-12

Colorado Rockies (2-3)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  6. Wilin Rosario (C)
  7. Jordan Pacheco (1B)
  8. Chris Nelson (3B)
  9. Jamie Moyer (P)
San Francisco Giants (1-4)
  1. Angel Pagan (CF)
  2. Melky Cabrera (LF)
  3. Pablo Sandoval (3B)
  4. Buster Posey (C)
  5. Brett Pill (1B)
  6. Nate Schierholtz (RF)
  7. Ryan Theriot (2B)
  8. Brandon Crawford (SS)
  9. Madison Bumgarner (P)
Note: I will not be watching this afternoon's game live as it happens, so today's recap will be delayed a few hours. Be sure to check back later tonight.

In fact, while you're waiting, why not go back and read the recap of last night's awesome victory again... and again.

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