Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rock Solid Recap: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 run innings equal 15 for Rockies!

More times than not you'll wish the offense had saved a few runs when they score 15 for the ace. But given the way this season has gone, given the way Jhoulys Chacin labored, and given the way several key members of the Rockies bullpen have been struggling of late, nobody was saying that after Saturday's blowout win over the Washington Nationals.

Rockies 15, Nationals 7 (boxscore)

This is what you call an offensive onslaught. Colorado scored in five different innings, which is something different, but nice. Four of them result in multiple runs. That's even nicer. But the nicest part? The contributions came from every spot in the order.

Even Jhoulys Chacin had a perfect night at the plate, singling, getting hit, and scoring twice.

Even Ian Stewart reached TWICE... and he didn't enter the game until the 7th inning.

It was just one of those nights for the Rockies offense.

Lineup Card: 8-6-11 Rockies vs Nationals

So, so scary. Wishing Juan a complete recovery from this serious injury. The quicker the better, obviously, but I just want to the kid to have a normal life.

More links

Blake Street Bulletin: Former Rockies pitchers in 2011
Purple Row: Saturday Pebble Report

Colorado Rockies (52-61)
  1. LF Eric Young
  2. CF Dexter Fowler
  3. RF Carlos Gonzalez
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. 1B Todd Helton
  6. 3B Ty Wigginton
  7. 2B Chris Nelson
  8. C   Chris Nelson
  9. P    Jhoulys Chacin
CarGo's back! And in right field tonight. Ryan Spilborgh hits the DL.

Get Well Juan Nicasio

It's been a long night for me writing about baseball games, writing about baseball brawls, and yes, writing about the unfortunate situation with Juan Nicasio.

Honestly, at this point, I can't go back and analyze anything that happened in that Rockies baseball game, because none of it really matters. All that matters is that today we hear news about Juan Nicasio that brings a relief to all of us, but most importantly to Juan and his family.

To praise, to criticize, to analyze anything that happened in that game wouldn't feel right.

We'll get back to business as usual after Saturday's game. For now, I'll just a say for prayer for Juan Nicasio and hope for the very best.

Get well, kid. Looking forward to witnessing the rest of your bright career with my favorite baseball team.