Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Another Completely Dreadful Sunday

Tigers 5, Rockies 0 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: Well, Jeremy Guthrie pitched today. Sadly, that's become a leading cause for Rockies failure. Quintin Berry, Austin Jackson and Gerald Laird went a combined 10-for-14 against all six pitchers used today. How the hell that happens I have no idea.

On the offensive side, Max Scherzer fanned 12 over 8 scoreless innings. Here's another guy, much like Jarrod Parker, that the Rockies would be dealing with regularly had Arizona not moved him to the American League. In many ways those trades have helped them, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled to know they won't be developing and peaking against the Rockies over the next 3-4 years.

Oh, and Carlos Gonzalez was scratched from the lineup with a strained right knee. So yes, things can get worse, even if the initial diagnosis is day-to-day.

Turning Point: Not really a turning point, but Detroit putting up a three spot in the 3rd was the dagger in whatever faint hopes we had for a series win.

Jeremy Guthrie's Line: 3 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 8 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 78 pitches (50 strikes)

So much for eating innings and surviving like he did for so many years in Baltimore. He's just not capable of overcoming any type of adversity on the field, because his confidence is shot right now (even on the road).

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Tigers 6-17-12

Saturday's Recrap: Rockies Lose 4-1


Colorado Rockies (25-39)
  1. Eric Young Jr. (CF)
  2. Marco Scutaro (SS)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  5. Jason Giambi (DH)
  6. Tyler Colvin (1B)
  7. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  8. Chris Nelson (2B)
  9. Wil Nieves (C)
SP - Jeremy Guthrie (3-5, 6.91)

Detroit Tigers (31-34)
  1. Austin Jackson (CF)
  2. Quintin Berry (LF)
  3. Miguel Cabrera (DH)
  4. Prince Fielder (1B)
  5. Brennan Boesch (RF)
  6. Jhonny Peralta (SS)
  7. Ramon Santiago (2B)
  8. Don Kelly (3B)
  9. Gerald Laird (C)
SP - Max Scherzer (5-4, 5.76)

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