Not much good to say about this one. Jeff Francis simply didn't have it, and the Rockies offense is in the doldrums still. Hopefully my presence in the stands will help them out tomorrow night.
This was a good night to have the Extra Innings package in effect, because the Rockies were out of it almost right out of the gate and there were some interesting games in far-flung locales. That Baltimore-Tampa Bay game sure wasn't a clinic of fundamentals but it didn't lack for excitement. And the Florida-Houston game went right down to the wire as well. All this, plus a couple of grand slams and a Washington win. Any time the Nationals win, it's a special night in Major League Baseball.
The Rockies, who got off to a relatively hot start last season, need to stop the bleeding on the current homestand. Tomorrow it'll be a battle of big-ticket pitching prospects as Matt Cain faces Jason Hirsh. Come on, let's at least try and make some appearances above .500 after the first week of the season.
Update: Who had April 17th in the "first Denver columnist announces that the season is over and nobody cares" pool? A winner is you.