Sunday was supposed to be a celebration of Larry Walker’s legacy, but the simRockies made the questionable decision to honor Larry Walker by losing real bad to the St. Louis simCardinals. David simDahl’s home run was the only real offense the simRockies got in this one, but despite the loss, they still closed out the homestand with a 2-1 series win over the St. Louis simCardinals.
That escalated quickly
Dexter simFowler very quickly put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run home run in the first, and it just didn’t get much better from there. Chi Chi simGonzález gave up 4 earned runs in 4.2 innings, and Jeff simHoffman, Jake simMcGee, and James simPazos added to the misery.
On the plus side, Carlos simEstevéz threw 1.1 scoreless innings. Also positive, the simRockies were already losing 9-2 when Wade simDavis gave up his customary two runs in the ninth inning.
Oh, he’s sweet but a psycho
He hit for the cycle.
Dexter simFowler, that is. He finished the day 5-6 with 5 RBIs. Kolten simWong was also 5-6 with 2 RBIs, and Matt simCarpenter was 2-4 with 3 RBIs. So overall, it was not a good day to be a simRockies pitcher (unless you were Carlos simEstevéz).
Accentuate the positive
The simRockies are 11-10 on the season and two games back of the NL West-leading Sim Diego Padres. Their schedule was pretty tough to start the season, so the fact that they’re still right in the thick of it is a good sign. They’re also doing much better than their 8-13 record at this point last season, and they don’t have a single disheartening loss to the Miami Marlins.
Despite today’s game, Rockies pitching has been solid overall this year: They have six pitchers with ERAs under 2.50, including three under 1.00 and one who hasn’t given up a run yet. And of course Nolan simArenado is doing Nolan realArenado stuff (although there seems to be a glitch in the matrix that somehow has him with more strikeouts than Ian simDesmond).
So while Sunday’s game wasn’t great, there’s still a lot to look forward to this sim season.
Stats and such
For a closer look at the numbers, check out Eric’s post from this morning.
If you missed this one and want to get caught up, as always, you can check out the game on YouTube.
The simRockies continue their trend of having Mondays off as they travel to Sim Francisco to play the simGiants on Tuesday. The Rockies will send Jon simGray (1-3, 5.59) to face Drew Simyly (2-1, 3.80) at 7:45pm.