Friday, April 09, 2010
Rockies Opening Day!
The Rockies had a great opening game against the Padres today, shutting them out 7-0 on a picture-perfect day for baseball. Apparently the crowd of 49,500 agreed!
The best aspect of the game was the pitching of Jorge de la Rosa, who may be developing into one of the NL's best lefties. He pitched 7 innings and gave up only one hit, a walk, and a hit batsman. He struck out nine, mostly with is surprise change-up. He fell behind on quite a number of batters but still got the outs and made it through seven.
The Rockies looked pretty good at the plate, especially in the late innings. It looked like a close game for the first four innings, but a 4-run 8th, including a 3-run homer by Clint Barmes, blew the game open for the Rockies.
Let's hope this is a sign of things to come!