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Rare Midgame Update
2007-07-24 20:08
by Mark T.R. Donohue

Are the Rockies Saving Their Season with these stirring late-inning comebacks, yesterday and (knock on wood) tonight at home against the Padres? It's difficult to take them seriously when they did exactly as I told them not to and lost three of four in Washington, but it's not as if San Diego or anyone else is precisely grabbing hold of the NL West. Compared to the competition, the Colorado offense looks suddenly dominant. And it's two good starts in a row from Ubaldo Jimenez.... For every week the Rockies go without obviously falling out of contention... that's another week they've gone doing that. It's progress, right?

2007-07-24 20:23:01
1.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Doesn't look so good now, eh? Once again I jinx them. Oh well. How about Ryan Spilborghs, though? Every time he plays, RBIs. It's as big a coincidence as Willy T's amazing singles-on-bunts-in-play ratio, but somehow it strikes me much more as a repeatable skill. Well, we all have our biases.
2007-07-24 21:26:19
2.   Suffering Bruin
Mark, the stuff you write is very entertaining. Not that I would wish being a fan of the most schizoid team in the league on anybody but FWIW, good stuff.
2007-07-25 14:26:26
3.   Kels
Cook gets a star today, GC = 74 pitches

Nice work.

2007-07-25 14:55:57
4.   Ali Nagib
The inning-by-inning pitch counts for Cook:

1 - 13 (2 runs on 3 hits)
2 - 7
3 - 9
4 - 10
5 - 6
6 - 7
7 - 9
8 - 5
9 - 8

San Diego sent 31 men to the plate, for an awesome 2.39 pitches/PA. Go, the Fathers!

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