Winning Big, All Star voting, etc…
Where was this offense Monday night against the Braves? A 10-2 drubbing of the Indians. Greg Reynolds pitched his best game of the season for his second win, and further helped his own cause by going 2 for 3 at the plate, and also scoring a run.
It was also a much better atmosphere at Coors Field last night than the night before against the Braves. Jamey Carroll did receive his ring in a pregame ceremony and we greetly with nice applause by the Rockies fans. Does this mean we have to go through this when Josh Fogg and the Cincinnati Reds come to town in August and again in September with Kaz Matsui and the Astros? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Today is the final day for fans to turn in the All-Star ballots at Coors Field with a chance to win a free trip to San Diego to watch the Rockies take on the Padres in August. Well by the looks of it the promotion in an attempt to boost the chances of any Rockies player getting into the all-star game seem to have backfired. Currently Matt Holliday is the only Rockies player in the top 10 at his position. But he is in 9th place among outfielders with over 621000 votes. Blame some of it on an East Coast bias to any team west of the Mississippi excluding Los Angeles, the slow start the Rockies got off to this year and Holliday being on the 15 day disabled list recently.
It’s good to see some stability at one of the two positions between shortstop and second base. Omar Quintanilla has been starting at shortstop recently and has done a very good job in place of Tulowitzki being out. It’s just too bad Jeff Baker didnt start at second base Monday night against the Braves after the night he had last night against the Indians going 2 for 5, against Ian Stewart’s failure to adjust to major league pitching going 0 for 5 the night before.