Friday, April 9, 2010

Rock Solid Recap: Best Pitching Performance In Team History?

Rockies 7, Padres 0

A record crowd of 49,509 witnessed arguably the Rockies greatest pitching performance, ever.

Let's get right into it.

Official Scorer

Winning Player: Jorge De La Rosa (1-0)


Not enough cliches and adjectives in the world to describe how special he was today. About the 5th inning I said he had close to no-hit stuff. I don't know, looking back now I'd say that's the closest we've seen a Rockies pitcher come to never being touched. The lone hit he gave up in seven innings would have been a routine grounder had it not been for the hit-and-run call.

Running Thoughts: De La Rosa vs. Richard


The usual lineup with the lone exception being Miguel Olivo getting a second straight start behind the plate.  It's early, but the pressure may already be mounting on Chris Iannetta.

1st Inning 

  • Baseball is back in Denver.  What a beautiful day.  
  • De La Rosa breezes through the first, capping it with a strikeout of Adrian Gonzalez.
  • Clayton Richard returns the favor, shutting the Rockies down 1-2-3.  
2nd Inning
  • San Diego's Kyle Blanks is one impressive specimen.  A large man of 6'6" 275 LBs, and he nearly beat out a fairly routine grounder to Stewart.  Great athlete.
  • DLR is dealing through two innings.  
  • First and third situation results in nada as Stewart GIDP.  That's 0-for-1 with RISP today.

Looking Ahead: Game 4 (vs San Diego)

Well, now that we've lost our chance for a perfect season, lost our first series, and fallen into a three-way tie for last place in the NL West, there's only one thing I can say right now...

It's Good To Be Home

Unless you're the Washington Nationals and you're hosting the Philadelphia Phillies, nothing beats the home opener!

The Rockies open the home schedule with one of their most favoritest opponents: the San Diego Padres.

It seems the Padres always show up when the Rockies need them most.  If you recall, it was the season opener of 2005 when the Rockies rallied off Trevor Hoffman in the 9th inning to steal a victory.  Everybody remembers the series in San Diego and the amazing Game 163 in 2007.  And then, in 2009, it was the Padres who supplied the opposition as the Rockies began to right the ship under Jim Tracy.