Jake McGee had a rough time for the Colorado Rockies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 11:05 am

The Colorado Rockies acquired 30-year old lefty reliever Jake McGee from the Tampa Bay Rays last winter for outfielder Corey Dickerson.  McGee has pitched in 56 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-3 with 15 saves, a 4.73 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  He has given up 55 hits (9 homers) and 15 walks while whiffing 38 batters in his first 45 2/3 innings for the Rockies this year.  McGee has pitched better since the All-Star Game, working in 27 games (0 starts) for the Rockies in which he is 2-0 with a 3.05 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  McGee has now pitched in 353 games (0 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 23-14 with 41 saves, a 3.07 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Don’t be surprised if the Rockies deal McGee this winter, as he has had big time issues pitching at Coors Field.

Carlos Estevez loses the closer gig for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 3:23 pm

23-year old righty reliever Carlos Estevez came into this season as the Colorado Rockies‘ #17 prospect according to Baseball America.  He was doing pretty well as the closer for the Rockies until the calendar turned to August.  In his first 3 games (0 starts) in August for the Rockies, Estevez is 0-2 with a 37.80 ERA and a 4.80 WHIP.  He has given up 5 hits, 3 walks and 7 runs (all earned) while whiffing 3 batters in 1 2/3 innings so far this month!  Estevez has pitched in 44 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Rockies and he is 2-7 with 11 saves, a 5.18 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.

Jorge De La Rosa is off to a rough start in 2016 for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 12:40 pm

35-year old lefty starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is off to a slow start in 2016 for the Colorado Rockies.  He has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-2 with a 9.87 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP.  He has given up 25 hits (4 homers) and he has walked 9 batters while whiffing 23 in his first 17 1/3 innings this year.  The 19 earned runs he has given up so far this year is the most in Major League Baseball!  On a lighter note, he is 3 for 7 (.429 avg, .857 OPS) at the plate with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.  If any pitcher on the Rockies has earned a long leash this year, it’s De La Rosa.  He has pitched in 186 games (180 starts) in his first 9 years with the Rockies and he is 79-54 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  He is the Rockies’ all-time leader in both wins (79) and strikeouts (900)!  He is also #3 in games started (180), #3 in ERA (4.30), #3 in WHIP (1.36) and he’s #3 in innings pitched (1024 2/3) in Rockies’ history.

The Colorado Rockies send Jason Gurka to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 22 April 2016 at 6:23 pm

The Colorado Rockies have sent 28-year old lefty reliever Jason Gurka to AAA.  Gurka pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Rockies this year and he was 0-0 with a 9.31 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 15 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rockies and he is 0-0 with a 9.35 ERA and a 2.08 WHIP.  I don’t think Gurka will get another chance with the Rockies for a while, as he has been downright awful for them so far in his career.

The Colorado Rockies have six pitchers with an ERA over 10.00

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Thursday 14 April 2016 at 7:13 am

The Colorado Rockies are 4-4 so far this year due to a great start by their batters!  That is because the Rockies have a 7.61 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP as a team!  They have six pitchers with ERAs over 10.00 right now!  Lefty Jorge De La Rosa is 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA and a 2.54 WHIP and righty Jordan Lyles is 0-1 with a 11.25 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP.  Both De La Rosa and Jordan Lyles have started two games for the Rockies so far this year!  The bullpen also has four guys with ERAs over 10.00.  Lefty rookie Jason Gurka has pitched in 4 games in which he is 0-0 with a 10.57 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP.  Righties Chad Qualls (3 games, 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 3.00 WHIP), Christian Bergman (2 games, 0-1, 12.00 ERA, 2.33 WHIP) and Justin Miller (2 games, 1-0, 10.13 ERA and a 2.63 WHIP) have also been awful.  These guys need to start pitching better soon.

The Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff is a mess so far in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Monday 11 April 2016 at 5:19 pm

The Colorado Rockies are somehow 3-3 on the season despite having a 7.98 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP.  Righty starters Tyler Chatwood, Chad Bettis, righty reliever Miguel Castro and lefty closer Jake McGee are the only pitchers who have pitched decent ball for the Rockies so far this year.  Chatwood has started 1 game for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  Bettis has started 2 games for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  Castro has pitched in 4 games out of the pen so far this year for the Rockies and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP while McGee has pitched in 2 games for the Rockies so far in which he is 0-0 with 2 saves, a 4.50 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  This quartet is a combined 2-0 with 2 saves, a 2.92 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  The rest of the Rockies’ pitching staff is 1-3 with a 12.39 ERA and a 2.54 WHIP!  The Rockies will not continue to win games pitching like they are right now.

Wilton Lopez has been a disappointment for the Colorado Rockies in 2013

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by joelapinski on Thursday 29 August 2013 at 7:55 am

The Rockies had high hopes for 30-year old righty reliever Wilton Lopez when they acquired him in a deal with the Astros last winter.  But, he has had issues this year and he hasn’t been trusted in high leverage situations.  Lopez has pitched in 65 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-4 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.  He has given up 75 hits and 16 walks while whiffing 42 batters in his first 64 2/3 innings this year.  Lopez has now pitched in 278 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the majors and he is 15-17 with 11 saves, a 3.37 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  The Rockies hope that Lopez can get his act together in September.

The Colorado Rockies have to be disappointed in Alex White and Drew Pomeranz

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by chinmusic on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at 4:09 pm

The Rockies thought they ripped off the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal. Jimenez has really sucked since leaving the Rockies, but the two keys to the deal for the Rockies (Alex White and Drew Pomeranz) have also stunk it up. 23-year old Drew Pomeranz was the key to the deal for the Rockies. He has pitched in 19 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 1-9 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. 24-year old righty Alex White has been even worse. He has pitched in 20 games (all starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-8 with a 5.15 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. The Rockies need White and Pomeranz to turn things around in the very near future.

Jeremy Guthrie is looking better out of the bullpen for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Pitching BP by chinmusic on Tuesday 26 June 2012 at 10:23 am

33-year old Jeremy Guthrie really had a hard time in the Rockies’ rotation. In his 11 starts for the Rockies this year, Guthrie was 3-6 with a 7.02 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP. He gave up 85 hits (15 homers) in only 59 innings pitched as a starter for the Rockies. They demoted him to the bullpen, where he has been really effective so far. He has pitched in 2 games (0 starts) out of the pen and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP. Guthrie has only given up 3 hits in his first 6 1/3 innings in the pen. Guthrie has pitched in 13 games (11 starts) overall this year and he is 3-6 with a 6.34 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP. He is firmly on the trading block for the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies send Jhoulys Chacin to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Pitching BP by chinmusic on Wednesday 2 May 2012 at 9:50 pm

The Rockies have sent 24-year old righty starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to AAA. He has started 5 games for the Rockies this year and he is 0-3 with a 7.30 ERA and a 1.87 WHIP. Chacin gave up 31 hits (7 homers) and he walked 15 batters in his first 24 2/3 innings while whiffing 22 batters, and those are not good numbers as opposing hitters were running up to the plate with him on the mound. Chacin has now pitched in 73 games (58 starts) in his first four years with the Rockies and he is 20-29 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. The Rockies will likely call up Chacin quickly if he gets his act back together in AAA.

UPDATE: (5/7/2012) – The Rockies rescinded Jhoulys Chacin’s demotion to AAA and they have placed him on the 15-day disabled list instead due to right shoulder inflammation.

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