Rockies emulate Cubs in loss to Pirates…
Wow! What can be said honestly about last night’s game? Talk about playing down to the level of your opponent. The Cubs must’ve stayed in town one extra day, switched uniforms and played as the Rockies in last night’s loss to the Pirates. There’s no other way I can describe it. Jhoulys Chacin first major league start did not live up to expectations, only going 2 and 2/3 innings, but what happened last night I’m not going to put on him. Walks are what hurt Chacin, with 6 on the night, but remember it was his first start in a fill-in role due to Cook’s injury. A part of what hurt the Rockies was the 3 errors committed in the field, along with too many called strikes and lack of aggressiveness at the plate, not to mention the inability to move runners in scoring position(0 for 6). Oh yea there’s that thing of 5 stolen bases by the Pirates as well.
Veteran Josh Fogg was not much of a “dragonslayer” in his 4 and 1/3 innings, though he did strike out 4 in that time frame. The Rockies did try to mount a comeback, but it didn’t amount to much. The 4 run 3rd inning was too much of a deficit for the Rox, not to mention the 2 runs the Pirates added on in the 6th and 8th innings.
EXTRA INNINGS – It’s time to take the humidor on the road again. This time Washington D.C. for the series against the Nationals(plenty of seats available). I will be on my way Saturday morning across this great country of ours. Once there I’ll do some sightseeing, catch a game up at Oriole Park, tour Nationals Park and of course take in the 3 game series. Blog updates and photos will be happening during the time I’m there. Stay tuned.