Rockies Magic Number

Friday, July 21, 2006

Still in the hunt

Date: 7/21/2006
Position: 5th NL West
Games Back: 4.5
Elimination Number: 64

For those of you who haven't been keeping up with the Rockies, I'll begin by rehashing the ups and downs of the past 2 weeks.

UPs: Matt Holliday and Brian Fuentes were both selected for the All-Star game. Fuentes pitched a scoreless 6th inning, and Matt Holliday went 0-3 in RF.

Since the Rockies last won a series, the Starting Pitchers have compiled an ERA of 3.31 in 65.1IP.

Yorvit Torrealba has turned his game around, batting .314 with 8 runs and 9RBI in his last 10 games, seeing his BA jump from .200 to .250. While I was down on Torrealba earlier, I think he's snapped out of his funk and is displaying the bat that we expected to see when he was signed on. Torrealba has also caught 7/14 potential basestealers, making him, by far, the best at picking off on the staff.

Additionally, Barmes has slowly started batting again, but I still say ship him off. Lugo's available, right?

DOWNs: Everything else. The bats have been silent for the starters, and the bullpen has been absolutely awful.

And by awful, I mean that Scott Dohmann and David Cortes were sent down. Dohmann's ERA had started crawling up, despite the fact that most of the earned runs had come off of Ray King failing to strand inherited baserunners.

Manual Corpas, Jason Smith, and Ryan Shealy were all brought up.

NOTE - this posting will be cut short due to lack of motivation and joy.


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