Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Giants 5-15-12

Monday's Recrap: Lather. Rinse. Recrap.


Colorado Rockies (13-21)
  1. Tyler Colvin (CF)
  2. Jonathan Herrera (2B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  9. Jeremy Guthrie (P)
Colvin and Herrera hitting 1 & 2? Oh. Man. Jim Tracy is going to draw the ire of the statheads with that move. I think I'll just sit back and enjoy the show.

Also, Carlos Torres is headed to Triple A to make room for Jeremy Guthrie. I'm sure just about every Rockies fan was waiting, hoping, praying, that name would be Esmil Rogers with the words "Designated for Assignment" directly following, but this move allows Torres to get back in the Colorado Springs rotation where he needs to be in case the Rockies need more rotation insurance down the road. 

San Francisco Giants (18-17)
  1. Gregor Blanco (RF)
  2. Brandon Belt (1B)
  3. Melky Cabrera (LF)
  4. Buster Posey (C)
  5. Angel Pagan (CF)
  6. Joaquin Arias (3B)
  7. Brandon Crawford (SS)
  8. Emmanuel Burriss (2B)
  9. Tim Lincecum (P)
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Lather. Rinse. Recrap.

Giants 3, Rockies 2 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: See, Saturday Recrap: Nicasio's Dominance Not Enough To Overcome Rockies Offensive Woes

Same exact script with a different starting pitcher and different final score.

That, or click on the left where it says 2010 and 2011 Rock Solid Recaps and then click on any Rockies game in San Francisco. Seriously, we're 34 games into the season and we're already airing reruns from 2010 and 2011. Ugh.

Turning Point: Again, like Saturday, the Rockies had opportunities to put crooked numbers on the board in the early innings because Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong was struggling mightily with his command (walked five in the first three innings). Unfortunately, Marco Scutaro was caught stealing and then Todd Helton struck out to end their 1st inning threat. Then in the 3rd, Michael Cuddyer flew out to the warning track with the bases loaded.

3 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits, 5 walks, 6 LOB.

So maddening.

Christian Friedrich's Line: 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 10 K (team high in 2012), 93 pitches (69 strikes)

We were all interested to see how Christian Friedrich would follow up his outstanding big league debut in San Diego, but I don't honestly think too many anticipated him actually top that outing. But that's exactly what young Mr. Friedrich did on Monday night.

Here's how it breaks down each time through the order.