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Game #81: Francis vs Verlander

The season will be half over after tonight, and in order for the final result to even be considered mediocre, we'd have to be as good in the second half as the league's best teams thus far, the Cubs or the Red Sox, have been in the first. The Rockies, as presently constituted, seem simply incapable of that level of play. At best I could see us heading onto a .500-ish plateau, which would cap out around 75 wins at the end. As bad as the NL West has been this season, 75 wins isn't going to cut it. As for the seemingly small lead by Arizona, let me just say that it might as well be the Grand Canyon. Arizona's been slumping severely for a month and a half now, and all we've gained is two games. This road trip has officially killed my belief that the team is capable of coming back this year.

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Colorado Rockies
@ Detroit Tigers

Saturday, Jun 28, 2008, 5:05 PM MDT
Comerica Park

Jeff Francis vs Justin Verlander

Partly cloudy with a 60-percent chance of rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 80.

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My hope for the second half is to root out the evils that keep this team from winning before it's too late for 2009 as well. I think that heretic Jeffrey Francis is a good suspect to start my witchhunt with.

Go Rockies.