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Our Colorado Rockies are coming off three consecutive losses of at least 7 runs. The latest being Friday night’s 11 run disaster to the San Diego Padres. With that in my mind, I’m telling you…no, no, no…I’m guaranteeing you the Rockies will win tonight’s game versus the Padres. If I’m wrong, I have a picture of myself wearing a banana suit that I will post on Twitter, each time a Rockies fielder commits an error during the month of May (pending me being on-line of course).
It was Friday morning when I posted THIS ARTICLE suggesting the Padres would sweep. This afternoon when I sat down to begin investigating next week’s rematch with the Arizona Diamondbacks, I noticed the Rockies had changed their minds on their pitching rotation. They flipped Kyle Kendrick into the Sunday start (methinks it’s to avoid the aforementioned rematch with the D’Backs) and Tyler Matzek into the Monday start (which Rox Pile’s Editor believes has something to do with his cramp that forced him out of his last start).
Well, if the Rockies can change their mind, so can I!
I looked back at the 2014-15 season. The longest string of ugly losses the Rockies had was 3 – – June 4th to June 6th. Losses by 8,5,5 respectively led into a win on June 7th. Well, we’ve already managed our hat-trick of consecutive ugly losses.
The Rockies worst defeat last year was on April 8th at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. The Rockies responded with a 10-4 win the very next night against those same Sox. The only other double digit loss suffered by our Rockies was on August 9th, a 14-4 drubbing by the D’Backs. The Rockies response? A 5-3 win the next day!
Yes, I know the Padres have beat us 14-3 once already this season and the Rockies responded with a loss the next night. The Rockies original 14-3 loss was because Jorge De La Rosa absolutely sucked in his season debut.
The Rockies loss last night was a big ol’ bag of everything went wrong! From wasting DJ LeMahieu leadoff walk to start the game, to the accursed leadoff walk against that comes in to score against you, to the 3 errors in the 4th inning that ended Butler’s evening sooner than it had to end.
Maybe it’s because I’m the new guy in town cause I don’t know how else to describe this incredible sensation in me that says the Rockies will put it all together tonight:
- De La Rosa will have a quality start
- Defense will not commit any errors
- Baserunning will be at a major league level
- The hitters will hit like its Coors Field (that’s where they tagged tonight’s Padres starter with 6 hits and 5 runs against in 6 innings played).
That said, my original prediction for a Rockies loss on Sunday still stands. It’s a better matchup for Kendrick but James Shields, oh how I wish he wanted to play in Colorado!!
Whether I’m right or I’m wrong, follow along with my Twitter account tonight as I’m doing tonight’s in-game tweeting for Rox Pile.