Monday, May 10, 2010

Rox Talk - Week 5

The Week That Was
A 3-3 week against the Padres and Dodgers. The Rox currently stand at 15-16. Four games back from division leading San Diego in third place. Currently 7-5 at home and 8-11 on the road, the Rox have outscored its opponents 152-120 (expected wins is 19 versus historical wins at 14). On pace for 78 wins with 794 runs scored and 627 runs against. Playoff indicator (Runs scored/Runs Against ratio) is 1.27 (>1.16 indicates high playoff potential).

Wow what a maddening team. Win one, lose one, they are maddeningly consistent. Scary thing is their run differential would suggest they should be 19 - 12 right now! Instead we are mired in 3rd place treading water and not doing much of anything. Injuries have certainly been an issue. Pitching has been exceptional and awful (8 games with a game score of greater than 70 and 9 games with a game score of less than 35 -- 50 being an average start). Offense pretty good although I do have to side with Kizla in his column on Sunday in the Denver Post. Not so much the big signing but moving Helton to somewhere else in the order. I think a CarGo/Tulo tandem would be huge. If Helton's power continues to elude him in May, my guess is that by June the dynamic duo will be setting up Blake Street Bomber Part II. It is always hard for the organization and a player to realize that time has passed them by. Just ask Boston about Big Papi. I mean it is hard but Helton has to realize that for the betterment of the team sometimes you need to move along. We shall see, the team really isn't hitting on all cycles right now perhaps as it warms up the ball will travel some more!

Stadium Records
Well last week it was all time records against opponents. This week we have all time stadium records!

Some surprises:
1) Maybe we should play in Mexico more!
2) Glad Riverfront was torn down
3) Didn't realize we had a losing record at Mile High.
4) We don't like MinuteMaid park in Houston.
5) Interestingly a lot of the newer parks don't play so well for us.

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