Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lineup Card: Rockies @ Padres 5-8-12

Our condolenses go out to the family of former Rockies owner Jerry McMorris, who passed away today at the age of 71. 

Current Rockies owner Dick Monfort released the following statement on his passing (via Colorado Rockies on Twitter).

"The Colorado Rockies family is deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry McMorris. I believe it's fair to say without the efforts of Jerry there may have never been MLB in Denver. He will be greatly missed by us all.”

I'll have a few more thoughts on Jerry McMorris during tonight's Recap. But in short, he was a good man and an important person to me and every Rockies fans out there. He will certainly be missed, but always appreciated.

— Monday's Recrap: Rockies Run Out Of Chances (Literally and Figuratively)


Colorado Rockies (12-16)
  1. Marco Scutaro (2B)
  2. Jordan Pacheco (3B)
  3. Carlos Gonzalez (LF)
  4. Troy Tulowitzki (SS)
  5. Todd Helton (1B)
  6. Michael Cuddyer (RF)
  7. Ramon Hernandez (C)
  8. Tyler Colvin (CF)
  9. Alex White (P)
— Logan Burdine took a look at the worst defense in baseball earlier today. Yes, that belongs to the Rockies. Will it get better? Can it possibly get worse? He has thoughts. (Link: Blake Street Bulletin)

San Diego Padres (10-20)
  1. Will Venable (RF)
  2. Cameron Maybin (CF)
  3. Chase Headley (3B)
  4. Yonder Alonso (1B)
  5. Mark Kotsay (LF)
  6. Orlando Hudson (2B)
  7. John Baker (C)
  8. Jason Bartlett (SS)
  9. Jeff Suppan (P)
More Rockies thoughts await you if you follow me on Twitter: @Townie813 & @HeavenHelton

Rock Solid Recrap: Rockies Run Out Of Chances (Literally and Figuratively)

Padres 3, Rockies 2 (boxscore)

What Went Wrong: The Rockies fell behind early. (1-0 after one, 2-0 after two) and completely FAILED to make Edinson Volquez pay for his wildness (four walks in 5 1/3). Those failures included back-to-back walks (on eight pitches) by Volquez in the 2nd that resulted in back-to-back baserunners being thrown out at second base.

First it was Michael Cuddyer, who had the bag stole but was tagged after sliding over the base. Seriously. Next it was Wilin Rosario, who was thrown out by Nick Hundley trying to advance on a ball in the dirt.

You can't make this stuff up.

Turning Point: For the most part this was a blah game that seemed headed in San Diego's direction right off the bat. The Rockies did mount one big threat though in the 6th.

One batter after Marco Scutaro won a 12-pitch at-bat with a lead-off single, Carlos Gonzalez drove him home with a broken bat single that made it 3-2 San Diego. Troy Tulowitzki then walked, setting the stage for Todd Helton and Michael Cuddyer.

Bud Black then went to his bullpen, summoning lefty Joe Thatcher to face Helton. A battle Thatcher won with a strikeout. Next, Black called on right-hander Brad Brach to pitch to Cuddyer. Brach won that battle, also with a strikeout, to end the inning.

No Rockie would reach base in the final three innings.