Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rock Solid Recap: Rockies Outfield Hits The Home Run Cycle In 13-5 Win

Rockies 13, Astros 5 (boxscore)

Winning Players: Carlos Gonzalez, Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer

The Rockies Outfield combined to go 7-for-13 with FIVE home runs, 11 RBI, 6 R, and 2 BB tonight. 

Good. Lord. 

Carlos Gonzalez hit three of those home runs (two solos and a two-run shot). Not a one of them had a single bit of doubt, either, unless you factor in the welfare of the people or objects in the path of his destruction. 

You know how hot Dexter Fowler is right now? The baseball is exploding off his bat with nearly the same ferocity as Carlos Gonzalez's. Seriously. Of course I fully acknowledge that nobody hits the ball harder than Cargo when he's locked in (see above highlights), but Dexter is coming as close as anyone I can remember since CarGo arrived.

And to complete the home run cycle — well, actually this came in the 1st, I'm out of order — Michael Cuddyer delivered the Grand Slam.

Indeed the offense is answering the challenge right now. How long they can sustain a stretch this hot is now the question, and it's about to become more difficult if Troy Tulowitzki (strained left groin) needs a DL stint.

Lineup Card: Rockies vs Astros 5-30-12


Colorado Rockies (19-29)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Wilin Rosario (C)
  8. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  9. Christian Friedrich (P)
The A-Team! Just too bad it took until May 28 for the plan to come together (or the manager to get it right).

Houston Astros (22-27)
  1. Jordan Schafer (CF)
  2. Jose Altuve (2B)
  3. Jed Lowrie (SS)
  4. Carlos Lee (1B)
  5. J.D. Martinez (LF)
  6. Justin Maxwell (RF)
  7. Chris Johnson (3B)
  8. Chris Snyder (C)
  9. Lucas Harrell (P)
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