Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies
By Bobby DeMuro
Aug 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher N. Hundley (4) catches a foul ball hit by New York Mets catcherTravis d’Arnaud
SERIES KEYS FOR THE ROCKIES
Let’s go, Let-Down!
The Nats have been in San Francisco playing the Giants this past weekend, and before that, they were in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, so this has been a fairly tough trip for the club (they’ve come out of it not so well, too, all things considered).
Perhaps the Rockies will be the beneficiaries of the let-down series, where Washington will play down to their competition after two tough road series against two playoff-quality clubs immediately before.
Or, maybe the Nationals will take out all their anger and frustration on Colorado this week and it’ll be a merciless drubbing as payback for the Rockies taking two of three in D.C. last weekend. Baseball!
There’s no way the bullpen blows more games, right guys? Guys…? GUYS???
Aw, Hale No?
Yep, David Hale is back. Let’s see how he fares this week after returning from both injury and ineffectiveness that wasted a decent first couple starts earlier this season.
If you’re new here, or anywhere, that acronym literally means Thrown Out On The Bases Like A Nincompoop. TOOTBLAN! And now you know, because that’s literally half of what the Rockies are known for, it seems (the other half is terrible bullpen work).
I understand the Rockies want to be aggressive on the bases, because Walt Weiss talks about it all the time, but for the life of me no one has a satisfactory explanation why the Rockies ought to be so aggressive on the base paths considering how well they hit the ball.
Hell, even when the Rox are conservative on the bases they still get thrown out. Figure that one out.
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