Losing two of three to the Cardinals at New Busch isn't the worst fate in the world, I suppose. At least the Rockies looked like they belonged on the field with the other team, which wasn't the case in many series last year. I'm not very happy with nine strikeouts and zero walks from Colorado's hitters, but their pitchers struck out eight and walked one, which is good. Ramon Ramirez is really making me regret all the mean things I wrote about him in the immediate aftermath of the Shawn Chacon trade last year. Ooh, plus, the only Rockies player to sacrifice bunt in this game was Byung-Hyun Kim, the pitcher. I sense progress.
Next up, the Astros. We swept 'em at our place, now we go to theirs. Jason Jennings, Aaron Cook, and Jeff Francis are set to go for the Rockies, which sets up some nice matchups. After Jennings and Fernando Nieve tomorrow, it'll be Cook and Roy Oswalt on Saturday, and Jeff Francis and Andy Pettite on Sunday. Yesterday ended a stretch of 20 games in 20 days for Colorado; the Rockies went 12-8.
I did do that interview for Sportsbloggers Live. The show will appear on their website later this afternoon. Listen in, and also e-mail them and encourage them to continue covering the Rockies. I did a lot of radio in high school, and I quite fancy becoming an on-air personality. The only thing that separates me from most of the baseball talking heads on the air is I don't begin every sentence by saying "Well, when you talk about [name of team or player you are talking about]...."