Saturday Rockpile: Joe Beimel set to join the Rockies, who are tied for the NL Wildcard lead

Beimel excited to join contender - The Denver Post
Newly-acquired Joe Beimel is set to join the Rockies in Cincinnati tonight. Beimel seems extremely excited to latch on to a contending team and start participating in meaningful games again. The article mentions that a corresponding roster move will be made today, with Juan Rincon being the likely victim.


Joe Beimel

#97 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-3

215

L

L

Apr 19, 1977


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Joe Beimel 1-5 45 0 0 0 1 1 39.2 38 17 15 3 15 24 3.40 1.34


Beimel could be key in Rockies' playoff effort - The Denver Post
In a very much related piece by Troy Renck, some Rockies players and staff commented on the Beimel acquisition. Players were gathered around laptops and/or constantly asking staff members for updates, so it's clear that they wanted the club to address a need, and feel they did just that. Here are some of the aforementioned quotes:

"He's going to help us," shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. "He's hard to hit as a right-hander, so I can only imagine how tough he is on lefties."

"It gives us another veteran guy who has pitched in big games," closer Huston Street said. "And it frees up other guys to be used in different ways."
"He's a guy who can take the ball a lot and do the job," general manager Dan O'Dowd said. "He's got a pretty good track record."

Philadelphia vs. San Francisco - July 31, 2009 | MLB.com: Gameday
In case you haven't checked, the Phillies beat the Giants last night, meaning the Rox are back to a tie for first in the NL Wildcard.

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