Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lackluster Recrap: I seriously need help

Despite being blacked out from the original broadcast and knowing the result ahead of time, I still went back and watched the Rockies loss on Friday night. Are those the actions of a sane person?

Don't answer that.

Cardinals 6, Rockies 1 (boxscore)

It was the typically lifeless offensive effort that we've come to expect from the Rockies. I mean seriously, you didn't expect that 10-run outburst to carry over to Tuesday, let alone Friday, did you?

Of course not. But my God this was a terrible offensive performance. Pathetic even.

Do these guys not have any pride?

I'm sorry, they did in the fourth inning when Carlos Gonzalez homered and they actually strung together something resembling quality at-bats. So there's one inning... out of nine. Monday they battled for nine out of nine, against a pitcher in Homer Bailey who may not have the numbers of Kyle Lohse, but certainly isn't more or less intimidating . No reason it couldn't have played out similarly here.

Anyway, ramble more about the offense, rip Aaron Cook, or actually give Aaron Cook a little credit?

I'll shock you and give Aaron Cook credit. The final numbers were gross, and he still doesn't have enough left in the tank to be effective consistently, but he still has fight left in him. That much I can tell you. He's still batting, and he still has pride. Something I've already pointed out that it seems many Rockies sorely lack. I just wish there was a way he could pass that along to others. I really do.

Other positives? Ummm. I'm not going to find three, but I'll pat Chris Nelson on the back for his defense at third base. He was impressive over there with a series of nice plays. Including this one... (Watch)

Oh, and Edgmer Escalona did a fine job again in relief with 2 1/3 scoreless, lowering his ERA to 1.64. He could be pitching his way into the role of pitcher Jim Tracy burns out with excessive use.

Final Thought

Same as the first. Am I normal?