Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Crappyball

Athletics 8, Rockies 2 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: We caught a little glimpse of what our present and future would have looked like had Arizona held on to Jarrod Parker. He was absolutely phenomenal today (7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K) against an offense that was starting to string together some big games, and stands a strong chance to be phenomenal for a long, long time. Thankfully that will now happen in the American League West.

Turning Point: Scoreless game in the 2nd. Oakland had runners at the corners with one out when Adam Rosales chopped one to Jordan Pacheco at third. Pacheco had to charge and move towards to the line to field the ball, and then unloaded an off balance throw to first that skipped past Tyler Colvin, allowing both runners to score on the play.

It was exactly as it sounds: a mess. But I firmly believe Pacheco made the right call not throwing home because Brandon Moss was 75 feet down the line and he didn't have a clear shot. As for the other side, the throw wasn't good, but that's a ball Todd Helton picks 99 times out of 100.

Lineup Card: Rockies vs A's 6-14-12


Colorado Rockies (24-37)
  1. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (SS)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Tyler Colvin (1B)
  6. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  7. Wilin Rosario (C)
  8. Chris Nelson (2B)
  9. Alex White (P)
Oakland Athletics (30-35)
  1. Coco Crisp (CF)
  2. Cliff Pennington (SS)
  3. Josh Reddick (RF)
  4. Seth Smith (LF)
  5. Brandon Inge (3B)
  6. Brandon Moss (1B)
  7. Kurt Suzuki (C)
  8. Adam Rosales (2B)
  9. Jarrod Parker (P)
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