I can't even make Dodgers jokes anymore. That's how abysmal things have gotten in this miserable, depressing, atrocious 2011 season. If they sweep this series, which I wouldn't want to bet money against, they will pass the Rockies in the standings. Even if that doesn't happen, just the beating they gave the Rockies tonight is disheartening enough.
Make this **** stop.
Dodgers 8, Rockies 5 (boxscore)
I seriously had no idea what I was going to write about tonight. Then I saw this tweet from David Martin over at @RockiesReview.
Writing about the #Rockies is an easy job...copy. paste. repeat.
Here's what I'm going to do. Instead of copying and pasting my own past rantings, I'll just copy and paste a link directly to David's recap of Monday's game. He always tells it like it is, and this article is no different as he breaks down Troy Tulowitzki's continued struggles in clutch situations.
Enjoy that. But before you go there, check out the positives I found in Monday's loss. Alright, so I really had to stretch for these, but I did find three this time!
1. The Rockies scored first: It all happened with two outs in the 2nd. Chris Iannetta rolled a single up the middle. Juan Nicasio then singled sharply down the right field line, moving Iannetta to third. And then Dexter Fowler plated the run with his own single. 1-0 Rockies.
Sadly, those were their only three hits until the ninth. And for those who might ask why the Rockies ninth inning rally was not a positive. Well, we all knew how that was going to end. That's not a positive, that's called a tease.
2. No errors: The Rockies had plenty of chances to make errors in this one. There were rundowns, stolen base attempts, Seth Smith played all eight innings in right field. But they handled everything as close to cleanly as possible.
3. Esmil Rogers returns: That's the good news. The bad news is 1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. That raises his season ERA to 8.61.
Game two is another late start time on Tuesday. That just adds to the misery doesn't it? We have to wait the extra hour or so. The games out there always seem to take forever. And the Rockies never win at Dodger Stadium. Triple whammy.