Finale @ Miami (4/3)

Colorado fans will get their first taste of 2014 Franklin Morales, the man who beat Jordan Lyles out for the 5th starter spot. Lyles, who was sent down to the Springs, started last night in place of Chatwood and gave Frankie a benchmark to go by with today’s noon game in Miami.

Cuddyer will start at first base giving Morneau a day of rest before the long flight home. Corey Dickerson will take center field in the final of four against the fish.

Lineup Rox

 

Rox currently 1-2 on the road. Β 10:40 am MDT start time. Β Radio: Β 850 KOA.

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I like this lineup! Just wish it was Janish instead of Culberson. But I’m excited to see what Dickerson and Barnes can do. I would have thought Barnes would be a better leadoff type hitter than Dickerson, guess not.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Facing another righty, so I don’t get starting Barnes over Blackmon. And Blackmon had a very good game yesterday too, so why not keep it rolling? Bullpen could get interesting today. I’m assuming no Hawkins and Brothers at most for one batter (say if they ph Dobbs) and probably no 0 too. So Belisle if we need a closer, + Lopez/Bettis/Kahnle? Frankie, please give us 6 decent innings.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Corey starts the game with a walk …. 2 lead off hitter walks in 2 days …. I’m amazed, dizzy, thirsty…

roxnsox
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roxnsox

“Franklin is clearly trying to calm down” – Jack Corrigan
Single, double, walk
Not already?!?

Trip
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Four batters in for Frankie. One out, bases loaded. could get ugly quick.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Clearly we wish Jared had gotten chat going πŸ˜‰ (I know he’s a busy man! no worries JD!)

TJinPhoenix
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TJinPhoenix

I just realized the game started..working too hard at my desk!
πŸ™‚

Agbayani
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Agbayani

I blame Wilin Rosario. Isn’t that the default?

TJinPhoenix
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TJinPhoenix

did I just see a little disagreement at the mound or am I nitpicking?

TJinPhoenix
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TJinPhoenix

MONEY!

Pooter
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Pooter

Dickerson might be winning a CF job today!

Pooter
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Pooter

My MLB Extra Innings is shit so far! Mine went down last night as Stanton was up to bat in the 9th. Now it went down and I missed the Cuddy HR. Not happy with my purchase of MLB Extra INnings premium so far!

Trip
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Trip

I have that on occasion as well., but it’s usually some software on my pc that is crashing. An add on needed to view the game. I’ll watch for it and tell you what it is.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Why is MLB Network blacked out when no Root? Hate these unfathomable rules… got my transistor radio up here in the hills though πŸ˜‰

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

It’s not blacked out. The game is being televised on Comcast 690 or MLBtv. It’s the Marlins crew doing the broadcast

TJinPhoenix
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TJinPhoenix

Pooter..i was wondering the same thing…and i had the EXACT problem last night…and mine just crashed as Cuddy rounded the bases….I will say I’m glad its not me. Its back up now, FYI

I’ve had MLB TV for 4 years now and its usually great…but its been sketchy the first few games…

Pooter
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Pooter

I appreciate the help Trip and it is good to hear that it is not just me TJ. I work at a cable/internet provider so my internet connection should be strong enough at home and especially at work.

TJinPhoenix
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Just more worthless FYI Pooter–99% of the time i watch on Apple TV hooked up to our flat screen and it usually works well. But last night was horrible (kept freezing) and I’ve noticed the quality isn’t as good as its been in past years. Hopefully will get worked out.

TJ

sdcarp
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Gents – don’t want to jinx us – but if we come back from Miami 2-2, considering that includes a game against Jose Fernandez, it’s as good as a series win for us.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

SD – “Ladies and gents” – πŸ˜‰

sdcarp
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I am SO sorry! Please accept my apologies.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

No worries SD. Without my name (Julie) How would you know there’s a girl playing in the mainly boys’ club πŸ˜‰

GARY
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GARY

is that even politically correct? Don’t we have to say”FOLKS”.[sans gender].

Trip
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Trip

CarGo – WOW!

Bob in Indy
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Bob in Indy

Describe, please. My MLBtv.com is still not working. Getting a “media error” message.

Trip
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Trip

Try rebooting your pc. That works for me.

Cargo made a quick run and a reach up on a liner to the fence.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

How is Frankie’s body language? Face?

roxnsox
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roxnsox

“We’re getting the Franklin package…it’s still not polished…it may NEVER be polished…” – Jack Corrigan

Guess a balk was obligatory in the package.

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

Like last night, I doubt this call will be over turned. Too close to call. Marlins run will stand

Pooter
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Pooter

That looked to me that Cuddy’s foot was on the bag. If it wasn’t on the bag he adjusted to the bag before the runner got there.
Replay is worthless!

roxnsox
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roxnsox

KOA said there wasn’t an angle to provide clear evidence. ?!? Don’t those people in their studio in the big city have every possible angle?

Pooter
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I think that is going to be the problem with 95% of the replays. The camera angles are never going to show a good enough angle to make it 100% clear. They would have needed a camera angle from the other side of the bag to clearly show it.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Yeah, they said an angle straight down the line looking in from RF would have been needed

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

I guess maybe I missed something in the Denver media but did anyone hear the Marlin’s crew say that the Rockies are looking to extend Cuddyer’s contract?

Pooter
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Pooter

I didn’t hear them say that but I hope it’s true

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

After he hit the home run and they questioned why he was in his home run trot out of the box being the ball barely made it out

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

RMH I was surprised at Cargo’s casual jog over to the ball. I was thinking the same as you though.

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher

Quick check-in from work. Is anyone else going to be glad to not see Stanton again for a long time? Frankie needs to get Baker right here.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Stanton was my wintertime pipe dream for the Rox

Doctor_Christopher
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Have not heard anything about Cuddy’s extension (can’t see it with guys coming up), but has anyone heard a word on DLR and his contract? Guy last year was one of the 3 best lefties in the NL.

roxnsox
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roxnsox

I still worry about his mental state. Long past time to learn to control the emotions? (I should talk)

Doctor_Christopher
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I know Gray and Butler are on their way, and we should not forget Tyler Anderson down in A ball, and Brett Anderson, and even with the emotional outburts – this is the winningest pitcher in Coors History, a guy who was 10-0 last year at home, and who is your current ace. We all know how great Gray and Butler might be, but this organization has no guarentee how guys will do at Coors – we know how DLR… Read more »

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher

Nice hit for Arenado. One of the guys either on MLB or ESPN said Arenado has a chance to be the poor man’s Manny Marchado (sans knee injury I hope)

Doctor_Christopher
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Doctor_Christopher

Needed that quick inning. I had visions of them throwing Kahane for 2 innings. Lets get some runs and let Frankie get a quality start.

Bob in Indy
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Bob in Indy

If you didn’t see it, there was a close call when a broken bat barrel came back around and hit the umpire in the shoulder/arm and then got Rosario in the back of the neck. Maybe this is our year. Any other year it would be another freak DL appearance.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Tommy K! Pressure situation for his MLB debut … No nerves there!

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Full count on Stanton, go right after him Tommy! Solo homer and we still lead, shouldn’t have allowed tying run to the plate. I blame Wilin. That’s the default

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Oops, Stanton walked on a fastball. Time to stop blaming Wilin

GARY
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Sorry Ag,but if its NOT Wilin then we better get a whole new pitching staff.In the dreaded”limited” sample our only win had Pacheco behind the plate with an AAAA pitcher on the bump.I was one who pushed for Wilin to be moved to 1B last year and he may become my target of abuse this year as I made Ian Stewert several years ago.One can argue that with the Rockies always fragile pitching situation,catcher may be the most important position… Read more »

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Gary, Wilin must have been flashing one finger to Belisle for “88 mph straight fastball”

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Ouch. Lesson learned the hard way

Agbayani
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Agbayani

What did Barnes do that allowed Tubby McGehee to triple ??? I’m on game day only

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

Rox need to score. I’m somewhat skeptical that 5-4 will stand

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

I hope Ego isn’t watching the game. He probably wouldn’t want to see the Fowler stats. Starting the season @ .500 and a hr is not bad.

egossage
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egossage

Poor Astros fans. They have no idea how bad they are being teased right now. I feel bad for them.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Barnes : popout , force out , groundout, fly out. No strikeout…Weiss will say he’s making progress vs righties…

Cisco Kid
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Yeah Ag, WW befuddles me with his lineup and juggling of OFers. Is there going to be a plan going forward as to how the OFers are going to be used? Don’t see any reason as to why Blackmon didn’t get the start today against the RH starter. And why sit Morneau today? Is he already tired from the long season?

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

Good question BUT since you mention the long season they only 2 days off out the 1st 40 games.

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

And 5-4 doesn’t stand. what is Walt questioning?

Agbayani
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Agbayani

That’s why I’m hoping that Dickerson and/or Blackmon get off to such good starts that Weiss finds it impossible to sit them

egossage
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egossage

Our bullpen is horrible

TJinPhoenix
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TJinPhoenix

Wheels are falling off…

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

and there you have it. Belisle will take the loss

roxnsox
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roxnsox

I really can’t understand why they kept Matty B. And he is proving me right. Sad; the guy is done!

Bob in Indy
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Bob in Indy

We are being totally out-bullpened.

Doctor_Christopher
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I wrote last night that while the win was great, our pen today was going to be depleted and that we were going to have to rely on Belisle and/or Lopez. I really do wonder if when Logan if the team is going to be willing to eat the salary and designate them for assignment. Sadly both guys have not shown what they had done prior to 2013.

Bob in Indy
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Bob in Indy

And to think Tulo was one step from catching that bloop that would have ended the inning unharmed. What an implosion.

Pooter
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Pooter

What is so awesome about this lovely bullpen is they keep walking the guy to get to G. Stanton!!!!! I thought Brothers was the setup man!! Weiss is stupid.

sdcarp
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sdcarp

Damn Gents (and Ladies!) – I jinxed us!

Bob in Indy
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Bob in Indy

And to quote Dandy Don: Turn out the lights, the party’s over.

Cisco Kid
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Cisco Kid

And why does WW take out Dickerson in the bottom of 8th for Stubbs and than has Blackmon PH for Stubbs in the 9th? Why not just swap Dickerson for Blackmon straight up?

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Guess he thinks Stubbs is waaaaay better defensively (???) Odd move for sure

roxnsox
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roxnsox

Win tomorrow pleeeeez! Can’t wait for my 21st opening day πŸ™‚ and today’s collapse made a win rather important.

Mike Raysfan
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Mike Raysfan

and of course the MLB panel has to follow up … no surprise at the Rockies start.

Agbayani
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Agbayani

Sadder words have never been spoken than, “I can’t wait for Boone Logan” to save the season.

Cisco Kid
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Cisco Kid

…. And speaking of Boone Logan, didnt Outman serve the same purpose as Logan for roughly 6 mil less?

Colorado Thistle
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When the most memorable thing that happens in a series against one of the lowliest franchises in baseball is that your 5 tool superstar misses half a game because he swallowed his wad of chew, you know it was a bad opening set of games. Hopefully we forget this one quickly.

ProgMatinee
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Constrantly walking the guy ahead of Stanton is a freaking crime and the next Rockies pitcher to do it should be shot on the spot.

Its 1 game, but 2-2 would have felt much better than 1-3. LOL

Cisco Kid
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Cisco Kid

What it boils down to is Lopez and Belisle should never be used after the 6th or 7th inn.

sdcarp
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sdcarp

Back in the good ole days of Earl Weaver and the like, it wasn’t uncommon for teams to bring up their best young SP prospects and start their MLB careers in the bullpen. Given that our AAA club is located 6200 ft above sea level, AND, given the needs of the MLB club – maybe Butler and Gray should come pitch out of the Pen…….tomorrow!

Agbayani
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Agbayani

My 2014 wager: Josh Outman will finish with better numbers than Boone Logan.

Bill
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The one constant in the past 10 to 15 years besides the brothers Monfort is DoD. He’s the one, with Charlie (or is it Dick) agreeing, who resigned Matt Beselile for 4 mil+ even though he was terrible last year. He’s the one who traded for Lopez. And if our starters can’t constantly give us at least 6 and really it should be 7, we’re dead in the first week of the season. The bullpen blew up in Miami against… Read more »

Lilian
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Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good artilce.