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Old 04-08-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Rockies off to a rocky 1-2 opening weekend in Houston.

They lost today late in the game when a throwing error led to two runs scoring after there were already two outs. Ouch.

On Saturday, 49-year old Jamie Moyer started for the Rockies, hurling his blistering 78 MPH fastball.

Opening series don't mean much, but this set in Houston seems a bad omen.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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I'm hoping that it's not a signal of things to come. Hoping.

And yesterday afternoon's home opener against the San Francisco Giants? 7-zip Giants.

Uff-da!
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Last night's game was a wacky one too.

Rockies had 6 run lead going into the 4th inning, then the Giants score 7 runs. I was in "ouch" mode at that point.

Then the rains came for a few minutes and afterward the Rockies had all sorts of magic with their bats, and in the bottom of the 5th they more than batted around, scoring 7 runs. The final score ended up 17-8 Rockies. They play again today at 1:10 PM MDT.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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Last night's game (4-14-12) was a nail biter.

Rockies had a 5-1 lead when the rains came in the top of the 5th, then after a 75-minute rain delay they resumed play and Arizona chipped it's way back to a 7-5 lead, with intermittent rain the whole time. Rocks got one back in the bottom of the 8th. In the ninth, Rocks had a man on base and with two outs and the count at 1-1, Todd Helton hits a walk off home run into the rainy night....by the time the game was over it had taken almost five hours, and it was snowing sideways here in COLO SPGS....with lightning. Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 8-7 and are now 4-4 on the season. It was the 7th time Helton has hit a walk off home run. The losing Arizona pitcher was J.J.Putz.

Gold Glove Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made TWO errors in ONE inning to add to the muddy messiness.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I was kind of surprised about Troy-yea! They looked like fairly easy plays to make-sheesh!

I'm looking from a big year from Helton, providing his back holds up. He's been through the ringer on THAT subject!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Jamie Moyer pitched 7 strong innings and reliever Dexter Fowler held the San Diego Padres off for a 5-3 victory last night.

Jamie is the oldest pitcher in Major League history at 49 years, 150 days! Congrats to ya Jamie!
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Rockies have now won three straight series and are in 2nd place. I don't think they have enough pitching to keep up with LA, SF or AZ.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Well, here we are on 06 May and the Rockies just got swept at Coors Field in a 3-game series vs the Atlanta Braves. Ouch.

Combined score of the 3 game set was Braves 29 - Rockies 19.

Hard to win when your pitching staff serves up 10 runs per game.

Rockies are now 12-15 for 2012.

Here are some stats from the MLB site:

Rockies are 3rd best scoring team in all of MLB, with 146 RBIs. The Texas Rangers have also scored 146 runs, lead their division with an 18-10 record and have a 6th best pitching ERA of 3.26

Rockies are LAST in pitching (30th), giving up 153 runs, with the 28th worst ERA at 5.13. Best team in MLB is the Washington Nationals, who've given up only 73 runs and also have the MLB-best ERA of 2.36

Rockies are scoring enough runs to win more games, but their poor pitching staff is doing them in.

Which starter will depart next? Moyer, the 49-year-old gimmick? Chacin just got sent down to the Skysox....he had a 7.30 ERA.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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At this point, the Rockies season is essentially a lost cause for 2012, and it's not even June yet.

At this date, 48 games have been played by the Rockies and the Dodgers.
- Dodgers are 32-16 for a .667 winning percentage, on a pace to end up with 108 wins.
- Rockies are 19-29 for a .396 winning percentage, 13 games behind the Dodgers

There are 114 games left to play.

For the Rockies to end up with 108 wins, as the Dodgers are on a pace to do, the Rockies have to win 79 out of the 114 games remaining, a .700 pace, which is almost impossible for any team to do over the remaining 4.25 months of the season.

If it's going to take 100 wins to capture the NL West title, the Rockies must win 71 of the remaining games, at a .623 pace.

I don't think the Rockies have, or can get, the pitching they need in order to pull off winning the NL West.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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At this point, the Rockies season is essentially a lost cause for 2012, and it's not even June yet.

At this date, 48 games have been played by the Rockies and the Dodgers.
- Dodgers are 32-16 for a .667 winning percentage, on a pace to end up with 108 wins.
- Rockies are 19-29 for a .396 winning percentage, 13 games behind the Dodgers

There are 114 games left to play.

For the Rockies to end up with 108 wins, as the Dodgers are on a pace to do, the Rockies have to win 79 out of the 114 games remaining, a .700 pace, which is almost impossible for any team to do over the remaining 4.25 months of the season.

If it's going to take 100 wins to capture the NL West title, the Rockies must win 71 of the remaining games, at a .623 pace.
As a Dodger fan I don't think the Dodgers will continue winning at this pace. I still think the Dodgers are a .500 team. If they win half of their 114 games that's 89 wins.

For the Rockies to get 89 wins they'd have to win 70 of 114 games. That's a .614 winning percentage or a 100 win pace. I wouldn't expect the Rockies to have it in them, but stranger things have certainly happened
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