Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rock Solid Recrap: Rockies Offer Little Support For Jamie Moyer

Astros 7, Rockies 3 (boxscore)

Rockies fans search for offense in Houston.

What Went Wrong: Well, for one thing, the Rockies offense simply couldn't figure out Lucas Harrell.

Yeah, that Lucas Harrell. The one you've never heard of.

In his seven innings of work, the Rockies managed only three hits against the 26-year-old right-hander, while striking out four times. So if we're going to make an official list of unknown or really bad pitchers that the Rockies inexplicably struggle against in 2012, that list is going to start on April 7 with the name of Lucas Harrell.

In addition to an inept offense, the Rockies committed three official errors behind Jamie Moyer, with several other sloppy misplays on both sides of the field interspersed throughout.

Read more about them starting... now.

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Astros 4-7-12

Colorado Rockies (1-0)

  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Dexter Fowler (CF)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Chris Nelson (3B)
  9. Jamie Moyer (P)
The same lineup two days in a row? Against both a left-handed and right-hander pitcher? Is Jim Tracy feeling well? 

According to Troy Renck we can expect to see both Jordan Pacheco and Wilin Rosario starting on Sunday. Wouldn't shock me if we also saw Tyler Colvin and/or Jason Giambi in there against Bud Norris. 

Houston Astros (0-1)
  1. Jordan Schafer (CF)
  2. Brian Bixler (2B)
  3. J.D. Martinez (LF)
  4. Carlos Lee (1B)
  5. Chris Johnson (3B)
  6. Brian Bogusevic (RF)
  7. Chris Snyder (C)
  8. Marwin Gonzalez (SS)
  9. Lucas Harrell (P)
This is the mostly right-handed version of the worst lineup in the National League. It's an excellent opponent for Jamie Moyer to start off against as he seeks to become the oldest winning pitcher in MLB history.


— Eric Young Jr. talks about his critical eighth inning steal and the Houdini act that followed. Denver Post

— David Martin looks at the impact Dan O'Dowd's offseason acquisitions had in the Opening Day victory. Rockies Review

— Our friend Frank (@druidlove) checked in with his first official blog post of the 2012. As always, an interesting perspective from one of the Rockies most loyal fans and customers. Rox Blox

— How Ubaldo's suspension turned into a joke. Dave Krieger

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