Saturday, September 20, 2008

D'backs Beat Rockies

Although tomorrow is the last home game for the Rockies, today was my last baseball game of the regular season. It was somewhat sad to see it fizzle with a 9th inning loss by the Rockies' young closer Brian Fuentes, who had an excellent season after replacing Manny Corpas. Corpas had fallen apart halfway into the season.

Once again I was impressed with several defensive plays by the young Rockies. Unfortunately the win keeps the D'backs post-season hopes alive, and I am hoping to see the Dodgers go to post-season, along with my hometown Red Sox.

Only a week left in the season to see who makes it.

Rockies Beat Snakes

Today marked the 40th baseball game I've attended this year.

The Rockies looked pretty good against the D'backs. De La Rosa pitched himself into trouble but got out of it unscathed, giving up only 1 run in 6 innings of work, with 3 walks being the biggest damage.

Ian Stewart made seeral excellent defensive plays at 3rd. He looks like a young star. I think we have a lot to look forward to next year.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rockies Lose to Dodgers Again

20-year old Clayton Kershaw pitched 6 great innings at Coors field, giving up only 1 run an striking out 7. Chan Ho Park's relief work continued to impress as he pitched two scoreless innings and struck out 4.

The Rockies continue their slide into the end of the season, looking like the opposite of last year's team.

Dodgers Beat Rockies

Jeff Francis did not pitch poorly, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings, but it wasn't good enough for the weak offense of the Rockies last night. Billingsly allowed 6 hits, 3 walks and a hit batsman, but the Rockies could only bring 2 people home in the game. They also committed 3 errors in the game. "Closer" Manny Corpas gave up 3 runs in one inning of work.

This drops the Rockies to 9.5 games back of the Dodgers, and the Dodgers' magic number is 13. The Dodgers timely hitting last night brought in 7 runs off of 6 hits and 2 walks. They look good!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Hearing Loss Update

The correct numbers for what I quoted off my head in class:

Noise Exposure
Level - Time
90 dB - 8 hours
95 dB - 4 hours
100 dB - 2 hour
105 dB - 1 hour
110 dB - 30 min
120 dB- 7.5 min
130 dB - potentially instantaneous

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pitchers' Duel at Coors Field

Jeff Francis made one mistake pitching to the Houston Astros: a 2-run homer in the 6th. In the 5th, he had gotten out of trouble with no outs and men on 2nd and 3rd, by getting 2 strikeouts and a pop-up.

Roy Oswalt pitched a complete 9-inning shutout, giving up only 1 hit and 2 walks. He looked great all night.

The Dodgers beat the D'backs to rise to first place by half a game. They play again tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


The Rockies looked like they had an easy win in the 4th inning when they led 5-0, but things quickly fell apart when they needed 3 pitchers to get through the 6th inning. Tied at 5, they went into 12 innings and 7 pitchers before Ryan Spilborghs finally knocked in the winning run.

Hernandez looked good for 5 innings but gave up 4 runs in the 6th inning while getting only 1 out and leaving 2 men on base. Rusch came out and threw 4 balls to load the bases, then was pulled for Vizcaino, who struck out the first batter, but then allowed consecutive hits to tie the game.

Because the D'backs lost, they have now pulled to 5 games back, and 3.5 back of the Dodgers. There's still a (very small) glimmer of hope for Rockies fans.