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Old 06-03-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Okay, the Rox managed to win 2 of 3 from the last place Dodgers, even after Friday night's Betancourt debacle. Betancourt was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Saturday with a right groin strain, which may have something to do with his recent slump as the closer.

Rox are 30-27 at .526 (same as Giants) and 2.5 behind AZ.

Playing the 35-22 Reds in Cincinnati tonight which will tough for the Rox as the Reds are 20-7 at home.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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The Rox won tonight, 5-4, on a strange HR by Tulowitzki and other oddities....

Rox pitcher Escalona BALKED in a run in the 7th to give the Reds a 4-3 lead. Balked in a run? Geeesh.

Tulo hit a HR shot to left field with one on base in the 8th, and for a while it looked to have been snagged by a fan and maybe only go as a double. The umps looked at it on replay and decided the ball was over the yellow line and therefore a home run. Looked iffy at first since the momentum of the ball pulled the fan's glove down below the yellow line which would have bounced off the wall for a double. The HR gave the Rox a 5-4 lead.

In the bottom of the 8th, Reds player Lutz singled and was on 1st base when Hanigan hit a monster fly ball to death valley in deep center. Lutz must've thought it was a HR, or would fall into for a hit, so he ran flat out, BUT, Dexter Fowler caught up with the ball for out #2 and there stood Lutz the Putz on 3rd looking like a doofus. The ball was thrown back to first for the double play, eliminating a possible Cincinnati scoring opportunity.

Ninth inning was uneventful, but these oddities made tonight's game unique.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:40 AM
 
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Tulo hit a HR shot to left field with one on base in the 8th, and for a while it looked to have been snagged by a fan and maybe only go as a double. The umps looked at it on replay and decided the ball was over the yellow line and therefore a home run. Looked iffy at first since the momentum of the ball pulled the fan's glove down below the yellow line which would have bounced off the wall for a double. The HR gave the Rox a 5-4 lead.
Man, you're right, that was a close one! I'm glad they determined it to be the HR. If the ball hits the yellow line it's a HR, but that play was close. The Reds have the best home record in baseball, and the Rockies are sub .500 on the road, so to have put themselves in position for the series win in Cincy is solid. The Rox aren't going away. They've had a couple setbacks this year and have battled through them. I'm really liking what this team has been able to do this year and hope they keep it up.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Cargo belted three home runs tonight, Tulo had two of his own, and Helton added one for safe measure. Not too shabby. As I write it's 12-4 Rockies in the top of the 8th. Impressive night!

So the 12-4 score holds up and the Rockies take 2 of 3 from the Reds, who had the best home record in baseball going into this series. With the win the Rockies improve to 32-28 on the season. Next up, a 4 game set at home against the Padres. The Rockies are 6-0 against the Padres so far. The Padres had a dismal start, but have shown signs of life throughout May. I don't expect the Rockies to sweep this series, but it would be really cool if they did.

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Old 06-05-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Amen! Six HRs in one game, off of 5 Reds pitchers. Although AZ won, the SF Giants did lose; which helps a bit.
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:31 AM
 
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Tulo is probably the best shortstop in the league right now.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:50 PM
 
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Rox just lost to the Padres, 6-5, in 12 innings, are now 32-29.

Fortunately, AZ lost tonight and the SF Giants didn't play. Still 2.0 games out of first place.

The heart of the line-up, Cargo, Tulo and Cuddyer went a combined 1-16. Ouch Ouch Ouch
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Rox just lost to the Padres, 6-5, in 12 innings, are now 32-29.
Well, I guess it wasn't realistic to believe the Rox would go 18-0 vs the Padres this season. Go Rockies!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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Rox almost blew it tonight. They had a six run lead, 9-3 early in the game. I go away for an hour and come back to find it 9-9 in the 7th with bases loaded for the Padres. A great play by Arenado at 3rd base got the third out and saved two more runs.

In the bottom of the 9th, tied 9-9, Arenado hit a monster shot into the left field seats for the 10-9 win. It was quite the moment, his first-ever walk-off HR. He was mobbed at home plate and in the post-game interview he got the Gatorade bath - and loved every minute of it.

Rox are 33-29 at .532 and 2.5 games behind AZ who beat the SF Giants tonight, putting SF 3.5 games out.

Walt Weiss looked somber on the post-game show; could be because Cargo twisted a knee or something tonight, exact details are not known; and Cuddyer is out with sore ribs from a fall the other night after tripping over first base while trying to leg out an infield ground ball.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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This goes to show even in the era of the humidor, no lead is safe at Coors Field.

Certainly will be interested to know more about Michael Cuddyer and Cargo in the coming days. This team has some good depth, but it would be nice to keep the primary lineup in tact. Cuddyer especially, since he has been mashing since returning from his stint on the DL. Meanwhile Helton is on a pretty solid streak right now. He has been hitting the ball with some authority lately. He is long past his prime, but he is a bat in the lineup that can still do a lot of damage to the opponent, and the team is going to need him to finish off his career on a high note if this team is going to sustain the success they've had this season.

In other news, here is the Rockies W-L vs other NL West teams:

vs Padres: 7-1
vs Dodgers: 4-2
vs Diamondbacks: 5-5
vs Giants: 4-6

We were disappointed at the result of the last series with the Giants, but keep in mind this team started off the season 0-4 against the Giants. The Rox are in a position to post a winning record against every other NL West opponent. Care to guess when was the last time they did that?
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