Dodgers 7, Rockies 3: Moyer, Fowler Hit Walls, Rockies Lose 6th of 7

Uh, ball's behind you Dex

The same old problem hit Colorado tonight -- lack of length from starting pitchers (as well as that constant nemesis, poor road offense). This time, despite allowing a first inning solo homer to former Rockie Mark Ellis, Jamie Moyer had looked excellent through two outs in the 4th, allowing only the one hit. Even after he allowed a run on two hits with two outs in the frame, Moyer was still cruising, really keeping the Dodgers off balance.

In the 5th inning though, Moyer (1-3) allowed 4 hits (one of which led to the embarrassing picture of Dexter Fowler accompanying this story) and 3 runs...and just like that he was gone from the game. It's becoming all too common an occurrence for Rockies starters, and it needs to stop quickly if Colorado is to have any playoff aspirations. On the night, Moyer allowed 5 runs on 7 hits in his 5 innings, striking out an amazing 7 batters in the process.

Offensively, Michael Cuddyer broke Chris Capuano's (5-0) 25.1 inning scoreless streak with a solo homer (4) that finally got Colorado in the board in the 7th. Colorado tacked on two stat padding runs in the 9th, but this game never felt close. Pretty depressing, actually.


13 - 18

7.5

Lost 1

131


Let's get them tomorrow, I guess.

Graph: Graph confirms. Pretty depressing.


Source: FanGraphs

We Salute: Todd Helton? (.035 WPA) -- that's pretty depressing when the most valuable player increases your chances of winning by 3%

We Are Disappointed In: Everyone else, yeesh

Roll Call: Roxman4ever, Andrew T. Fisher, SDcat09 (most prolific, x2), MattBerger, prettyinpurple, jrockies, Junction Rox, Funabashi, Russ Oates, Jeff Aberle, EmersonCR, butterfly, holly96, Paleface Destro, Rox the Casbah, RhodeIslandRoxfan, DAWNMARIE01, RockyMountianWay, free7694, papality, Nephelimdream, roxintober, Rock Oax, Oldfoagie, Chrysicat, Skullduggerman, Charlie77, Northsider1964, CentralCaliRox, idj2, ES46NE10, WanderingRoxFan, The Fanimal, Yokel, JWhite, Cowman3340, steakman, wtnelson, Zombie_Shaz, JaySantos, Zatch, coffeeis4closersonly
Total Users: 42
Total Posts: 1371
Total Threads: 2

Panda Rating: Sad Panda

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Purple Row

You must be a member of Purple Row to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Purple Row. You should read them.

Join Purple Row

You must be a member of Purple Row to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Purple Row. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker