You think your first day on the job was bad, try taking over the Rockies pitching staff on the day they give up 12 runs on 21 hits.
Such was day 1 of the platoon pitching coaches Jim Wright and Bo McLaughlin. A tough beginning, to be sure, but one that can easily be placed at the feet of several sources.
- Without the 75 pitch count (Friedrich was at 70 when pulled after 4 1/3), maybe Friedrich would have gotten through the fifth inning unscathed and the score would still be 4-3 going into the sixth, instead of 9-3.
- Tracy for not putting a “hard run count” on Moscoso, but allowing him to stay in even after giving up five runs in the fifth. It was obvious he wasn’t on his game (first three batters he faced: two singles and a walk to load the bases…next two batters? Two run double, three run home run…first five batters, five runs). Sending him out for the sixth showed he either didn’t care a lick about the game or he was punishing Moscoso for Dac resigning. Either way the sixth was almost as bad as the fifth: with two outs he gave up a Home Run, Single, Home Run and then a double.
- No Tyler Colvin in the lineup??? Again????
- Johnny Sparkplug could take credit for the loss – he obviously was being selfish by not saving his third home run of the season until there were men on base! Dex is also selfish for his solo shot…jerk!
Whoever is to blame, one thing is for sure – it will take more than a new face to visit the mound to turn this team around…evidence of that was on display in the fifth: Jim Wright talked to Moscoso for a good minute in a very emphatic way. After returning to his seat in the dugout the very next thing he witnessed would be the two run shot to left and then the three run jack after that. Talk about no respect.