Not Gonna Cut It

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The 2012 Colorado Rockies are now 10 games into the 2012 season, and the much talked about “culture shock” that the team underwent in the off-season feels a lot more like a minor nudge.

Throwing a fit

The pitching staff was never supposed to be good, and they have certainly lived up to those expectations, posting a 4.67 ERA through the first 10. That’s good for 15th out of 16 NL teams. Narrow that down to just the starters and you’re looking at a combined 6.77 ERA…ouch.

To this point the ageless wonder, Jamie Moyer, has actually been the most effective Rockies starter, with a 4.22 ERA through two starts. He should also probably have at least one win, as the Rockies defense hasn’t helped him, committing 5 errors in his two starts.

Sloppy D…from Tulowitzki?

Through 10 games our perennial All Star, MVP, and at very least, Gold Glove candidate has 4 errors. Compare that with just 6 errors all of last season! But don’t take my word for it:

 

The team has already committed 13 errors,  2 of which likely cost them victories.

Sunday, Bloody F*&kin’ Sunday

The Rockies have started out 2012 with 2 straight losses on Sundays – 1 to the Astros and the other to the D-Backs. This would not be as concerning if it weren’t for the 17 straight losses they managed on Sundays last season. It also wouldn’t be as angering if there were at least some recognition on the part of the skipper that adjustments need to be made to put an end to this disturbing trend. It seems that every time Sunday rolls around the lineup is full of non-regulars. If this formula was working, even half the time, then by all means stick with it. But, it’s not. You cannot do the same thing and expect different results. That makes you an idiot, or so I am told.

Bright Spots

  • The Toddfather – what a walk-off on Saturday night!
  • Cuddyer – .371 BA to start of Rockies carreer.
  • Nicasio’s Return – no need to harp on this, but wow what a story.

 

*All stats courtesy of  http://www.baseball-reference.com and @TroyRenck

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