Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Cardinals beat the Rockies tonight by the score of 9 - 3 in 3:12. This game was a perfect example of the difference between good baseball and bad baseball. The Cardinals starting pitcher worked fast and threw strikes. (105 pitches, 70 strikes) The 4 Rockies pitchers threw 103 strikes and 96 balls. Apparently the Colorado Rockies pitchers are under a 75 pitch limit. (What a joke) Because of this strange and ridiculous edict the 4 Rockies pitchers went 3 innings, 2.1, 1.1, and 1.1 innings. When the Cardinals pitcher was throwing the game moved and the fans were entertained. When the Rockies were on the mound the fans in the 100 degree heat were looking for the nearest bridge. Hey Rockies - instead of worrying about pitch counts, teach your pitchers how to pitch. I'm trying to figure out what is the bigger joke - the pitch count or the pitchers.