Found May 01, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Esmil Rogers delivers a pitch to Matt Kemp.There wasn't a Rockies fan who didn't cringe when Esmil Rogers trotted to the mound after Juan Nicasio allowed the first two men to reach in the top of the 7th inning.With the bullpen weathered from short starts and an extra innings game on Sunday, Jim Tracy had little choice but to put his confidence in Rogers, knowing the sitting in the on deck circle was the player who was finishing off the best April in Major League history representing the go-ahead run in Matt Kemp.To make matters worse, Rogers walked Mark Ellis, loading the bases for Kemp with no one out.It seemed inevitable that Kemp would make the Rockies pay. He is in one of those grooves that almost seems unreal. He hit his 12th home run of the young season earlier in the game and has seemingly hit every pitch that even slightly missed it's location extremely hard all through April.The tension built as Kemp worked Rogers into a full count. Then, Rogers pulled the strin...
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