Bad News: The Marlins out-scored the Rockies by a 6 to 3 margin. It helps that two of Florida's hits were a three-run triple and a three-run homer.
Good News: Ubaldo Jimenez gave up only one hit and struck out seven men.
Bad News: Jimenez also walked four men, including three to load the bases in the fifth. Also, the hit he gave up was the aforementioned bases-clearing triple. Also also, he only lasted five innings.
Bad News: Mike Stanton broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th with a mammoth 3-run shot off Matt Belisle (2-1).
Good News: Mike Stanton is on my fantasy team.
Good News: Rockies pitching struck out 12 men on the day.
Bad News: Rockies hitting struck out 9 times.
Good News: The Rockies still lead the West by at least 3 games and they still have twice as many wins as losses.
Bad News: They lost their second consecutive series.
Good News: The Rockies don't have to play in Miami any more for a while.
Bad News: ... actually, there's not too much of a downside there.
In other words, there were a number of good things that happened in today's game from the perspective of the Rockies. Unfortunately, these positive indicators are buried in the fact that Colorado lost today. Nonetheless, I was particularly encouraged by the progress shown by the performance of Jimenez, despite his inefficiency.
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