Forget the D-backs lets stay on track

7/5/09                              Happy B-day to my brother Dean

We had a blast on Fridays Game 1 against the D-Backs. The Rockies made it look easy at Coors and sent the Snakes slithering back to their pit with a final score of 5-0.

Unfortunately I had to watch Saturday and Sunday’s game on TV and it was shockingly painful. Home games are not the place for the Rockord to be slipp’n up.

                                         Maybe it’s all this wet weather of late.

ThumbSlipperyWhen1.jpg Anyways I can’t quietly stand/sit by and watch all that the Rockies have gained in the last month just wash away with the rain.

                                              Jim Tracy, talk to this team.

Thumbnail image for Jim Tracy 1.jpg Put your foot down and let em know this is unacceptable. In past seasons even when the Rockies sucked we usually could hold our own at home.

                            Why can’t we win at home this year? I just don’t get it.
                                          Props to Ubaldo Jimenez today. Ubaldo 5-12-09.jpg
 Rockies were up 3-0 and it looked like we had a possible no-hitter working until the sixth inning. With two out Jimenez walked the next two batters and when Mark Reynolds stepped up to the plate Ubaldo served him a perfect fastball that made it’s home in the left field pavilion.

                                             All of a sudden it’s a tie game. 

                 So much for Ubaldo’s no-hitter, missed it by that I——-I much.


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 Congrats go out to the newest members of the 2009 All-Star Team Brad Hawpe and Jason Marquis.

Hawpe will be starting in place of injured Mets player Carlos Beltran.

Two fine additions and I’m sure will these fellas will not disappoint.

C’mon Brad, show those dudes how it’s done Rocky Mountain style.




                        How about MLB’s best pinch-hitter our very own Seth Smith?
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Seth SMith 114.jpg This guy is f’kin amazing in the clutch. He’s money in the bank and someone I didn’t even factor into the Rockie equation at the beginning of the season. Seth is hitting close to .500 as a pinch-hitter.

We all know how a sucessful team works, you get three or four players who really step up their game and all of a sudden you’re a team that starts winning.

The way I figure the players listed below have really out performed what I thought capable of them. Their outstanding play this season is an unexpected bonus and a good part of why the Rockies are above .500. 

Seth Smith

Dexter Fowler

Ian Stewart

Carlos Gonzalez

Brad Hawpe

Todd Helton, we all know he’s good but we didn’t know what to expect at the beginning of the season.

Houston Street

 Tomorrow is a new day and a new team. I’m going to forget these last two games and focus on this next series against the Nationals. This weekend was just a temporary setback in our quest to win this division and ultimately win the World Series.

        Don’t believe me?…Fine, but you can’t knock my enthusiasm…Go Rockies…DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Green Floppy Hat.JPG


  1. luvmyrox

    It is a new day and a new series, but man, this scares me. I know they can’t win every day, but blowing leads two days in a row against the 2nd worst team in baseball at home??? UGH!! But again. . . tonight’s another game and I never give up on ’em. :0)

    Very happy to see Hawpe and Marquis making the ASG. Way cool.

  2. MLBallhawk

    It’s a double edged sword. If they win you’re happy but if they lose it leaves the opportunity for small crowds and more baseballs. Oooops now I am thinking like a true Ballhawk!

    It’s always fun reading your posts!

    Baseballs 4 MADD – MLBallhawk

  3. metmainman

    I would be very surprised if Brad Hawpe didn’t get the All Star start in place of Carlos Beltran who is hurt. Also Marquis is having a great year, the Mets could have had him for Aaron Heilman, they passed it up.

  4. Ben Edwards

    Brad hopefully will start and can finally get some attention from the nation media. I was watching Sportscenter today and they ask Tim Kurkjian was asked who should be a starter on the NL team. You would think he’d say Brad Hawpe, right? Nope, him being on ESPN, he names Brain McCann (who by the way i think should start), a bigger market guy. But hey, when Brad goes to St. Louis and lights it up, they won’t be able to stop saying the name Brad Hawpe!

  5. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    We know we can’t win every game but losing 2 in a row to the D-backs is tough to swallow. Hopefully, they get re-energized by this a sweep the Nationals!
    Can’t wait to see Hawpe and Marquis at the All-Star games.

  6. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    JULIA-You are a wise woman my friend.
    LUVMYROX-I can’t wait to see these two in St. Louis. Time to REPRESENT !!. Glad the Rocks won last night.
    JOHN-I feel you on that one. In the end though, I’ll take the win over the baseballs.
    METSMAINMAN-Welcome to the Rant brotha, Brad will start.
    MILEHIGHBALL-Agreed and welcome to the Rant, you don’t have to convince me that the Rockies get no respect. That would be a good part of the reason I blog…I believe Hawpe will really take advantage of this opportunity and we’ve all seen how well rounded Marquis is.
    R-LUV-Seems you and I both really hate losing to the D-backs at Coors Field 🙂 …Ditto on Hawpe and Marquis.

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