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Old 04-21-2013, 06:15 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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The win also secured the series win vs Arizona. Colorado has won every series except for the one in San Francisco. They looked awful in that one, but have not lost since.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:34 AM
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Well a disappointing finish to the series with Arizona. Any time you go into the 9th with a lead and then blow it that's bad. I hate to second guess Weiss, but what was Lopez doing out there in Betancourt's spot? Our closer is our closer for a reason, and in a one-run game you go to the closer in that scenario. At a minimum I would have preferred to see Belisle remain in, or go to Brothers. Lopez is the arm you bring in only when you've got an insane lead or you've conceded defeat.

Still, taking two of three is still good. Taking two of three is how this team will stay in the hunt for the playoffs. We all like those long win streaks, but we don't want a "streaky" team because that blade cuts both ways and can easily be a long skid. Steady performance, winning two of three with a surge every couple of weeks will keep this team in the running all season long. Of course, doing that is a lot harder than it sounds.

Go Rockies!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:43 PM
 
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Rockies and Braves, with the two best records in baseball, are playing two games today in Denver. Atlanta won the day game 4-3.

The day game started with a temperature of 23F. The night game, due to start at 6:40PM, will almost certainly start with an even lower temperature.

EDIT: The Rockies lost the 2nd game also, by a blowout of 10-2, leaving no doubt which team seems the better one.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:16 AM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 28 days ago)
 
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I'm a little disappointed that the Rox offense went AWOL for the series. I feel that the team can hang with anyone right now, but last night their bats were just flat. Yesterday's pitching wasn't stellar either, as the Braves handed out a lot of souvenirs in the outfield seats.

I know we're not going to win them all, but as a skeptical fan, I just hope this isn't the beginning of the end. It's a tough stretch ahead and the Rox aren't getting back either of yesterday's games, so let's hope the team is looking at the present and focussing on getting off this 3 game skid.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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It took 12 innings but the Rox avoided being swept by the Braves, winning 6-5.

Against top teams like the Giants and Braves, the Rox are now 1-5, which is not very encouraging.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:08 PM
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It took 12 innings but the Rox avoided being swept by the Braves, winning 6-5.

Against top teams like the Giants and Braves, the Rox are now 1-5, which is not very encouraging.
Going in, I was willing to guess the Braves to be the better team. What is disappointing about this series and the Giants series is how anemic the bats were. I'm glad to salvage the series and end the homestand on a high note but you are absolutely right, the Rox have been completely outclassed by the better NL teams so far. Next up is 4 @ Arizona followed by 3 @ Los Angeles. Realistically I feel the Rox can at least take 2 and split the Arizona series, but the Dodgers (especially in L.A.) are historically bad news for the Rockies. If they get through these next seven with a 3-4 mark I'll take it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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If you woulda told me a month ago that the Rox would be 14-7 and in 1st place in the NL West....I probably would've died from laughter. Really impressed at the job Weiss has done. Bichette really has them swinging the bats well so far.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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If you woulda told me a month ago that the Rox would be 14-7 and in 1st place in the NL West....I probably would've died from laughter. Really impressed at the job Weiss has done. Bichette really has them swinging the bats well so far.
Agreed! Give both of them credit for a good job so far. Like Mike pointed out a couple posts ago, the Rockies need to step it up against the stronger clubs. But I'm not knocking a good start, especially after last years finish. Go Rockies!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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yeah, we got owned by SF and barely snuck out a win yesterday to avoid the sweep against Atlanta. LOL.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Todd the Godd just got put on the DL until May 5.
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