Not a lot of positives from this game. The Rox need to rebound and take at least one of the remaining games in LA.
Eric Young, Jr. – Over the past 3 games, EY Jr. is hitting 4-12 with 3 steals. He has provided a spark at the top of the Rockies order. The Young – Fowler duo at the top of the order gives the Rox a pair of fast, aggressive runners who will distract pitchers as they attempt to face Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. The two combined to pull off a double steal in the third last night. It will be interesting to see how Jim Tracy uses Young down the stretch.
5 – 5 was the unlucky number for Jhoulys Chacin, who worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, 5 walks, and 5 runs. He gave up all 5 runs in the 5th inning.
Going, going, gone? – As I mentioned in the previous post, Brad Hawpe’s days with the Rockies could be numbered. The struggling OF cleared waivers and may be on his way out of Denver. From 2006-2009, Hawpe was a safe bet to hit around .285, with 20+ homers and 80+ RBIs. However, his numbers have taken a dive in 2010, as he has posted a .252 – 7 – 37 line to date. It will be interesting to see where Hawpe goes, when he goes, and how Jim Tracy divides up playing time among the remaining outfielders.