Dodgers @ Rockies August 27, 2012: Beckett vs Francis

I don’t want to undersell it, because we’ve spent all day talking about Josh Beckett‘s potential homer issues and Coors Field is still Coors Field, but I always forget about how bad this particular edition of the Rockies are until we see them. Just look at that lineup. Sure, Carlos Gonzalez is a beast at home, but no Troy Tulowitzki, no Michael Cuddyer, no Todd Helton… I had to go look up who “Brown” was because I legitimately didn’t know, and he’s hitting fifth. (It’s Andrew Brown, 28 next week with 26 MLB games of experience, selected off waivers from St. Louis last October.)

I know, I know – it wasn’t all that long ago that the Rockies came into Dodger Stadium and thoroughly embarrassed Los Angeles. With everything that’s happened since then, that just seems so long ago, doesn’t it? And if the rumors are true, they might not be done yet; the Dodgers are reportedly still looking for yet another pitcher. Start uninformed speculation on teams looking to get rid of big contracts in 3… 2… 1…

While we wait for the next move, here’s one for today: PCL Postseason All-Star Josh Wall has been recalled to join the bullpen, with Shawn Tolleson optioned. On the surface, that sounds either surprising or punitive for allowing two dingers last night, but it’s really not. The bullpen has been heavily used over the last few days, and with Tolleson likely unavailable tonight after 52 pitches in three days, he makes sense to go. He’ll be right back up in September anyway.

Dodgers
Rockies
LF
Victorino
CF
Colvin
2B
M.Ellis
1B
Pacheco
CF
Kemp
LF
Gonzalez
1B
Gonzalez
C
Rosario
SS
Ramirez
RF
Brown
RF
Ethier
3B
Nelson
3B
Cruz
2B
LeMahieu
C
A.Ellis
SS
Herrera
P
Beckett
P
Francis

 

1017 comments
Robert Jimenez
Robert Jimenez

This wasn't a complete loss.  I cleared out the clutter of my follow list on twitter, vin scully is my homeboy blogger rbaly79 annoys me for some reason.  

efb
efb

This may sound terrible, but times like this i wish i were a giants fan because this is just like the worst thing that could happen to the dodgers right now

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

Mike could have written the recap 6 weeks ago.

joekings
joekings

mercifully this is over.

KSR7827
KSR7827

This game is really confusing. Shut out at colors against one of the worst staffs in baseball. That's baseball for yah I guess!

3Mayday3
3Mayday3

Last shutout here 7/15/11

wilhud
wilhud

GameDay offering me a live lookin...what're they crazy? Why on earth would I want to actually visually witness this krap? lol

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

This game was way better when I was drunk.

joekings
joekings

It's ok, Blanton is pitching tomorrow.

JoeyE
JoeyE

we better not lose to tyler chatwood

Dang88
Dang88

Hopefully this will be a wake up call

Hoagiebum
Hoagiebum

OMG, it is the dodger first base curse. weak ground balls to second base

NickJ 321
NickJ 321

Ok so now all we have to do is score 2 touchdowns and we win, right?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @phattonez7 Thanks for the clinic on why FIP is flawed.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

 @NickJ 321 Need to convert the onside kick though.