I just had to go and give Chase Utley bulletin board material, didn't I? Zach Day gets cuffed around, Sunny Kim does himself no favors making an argument to replace Day, and the Rockies go down in defeat despite continued sparkling play from Garrett Atkins (4 for 5, Ian who?) and Brad Hawpe (2 for 5). Matt Holliday eased back into the lineup with a meaningless late bases-loaded double. For what it's worth, former random Yankees "prospect" Ramon Ramirez made his Rockies debut with two scoreless innings of garbage time.
I'm not super worried about this loss because I haven't exactly been laboring under the misapprehension that Zach Day is any good at all. Byung-Hyun Kim is making a rehab start today for Colorado Springs and if all goes well there Day and his extreme hittability needn't bother us ever again. Now it's time for our front-of-the-rotation starters to go out there and look like it. If guys keep hitting like they're hitting, all Jason Jennings and Aaron Cook have to do is stay in there and keep the ball down.