A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quarry Cards #'s 33-40

Continuing with the madness that was the 2011 Rockies season.  Here is Part 5 of 7 mostly consisting of rookies.

Click to see #'s 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32.

#33 Jose Morales
Morales was the Rockies primary back up catcher before a broken thumb ended his season after 22 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  After he fractured his thumb, Morales remained in the game and threw out a baserunner.

#34 Clayton Mortensen
Mortensen, acquired in Spring Training from Oakland, served as a dependable long reliever/spot starter for the Rockies posting a 3.86 ERA in 16 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Mortensen was once traded from the Cardinals to the A's for Matt Holliday.

#35 Chris Nelson
Nelson is a perennial prospect for the Rockies that just can't find a position with the big league club.  Despite that, he hit .250 with 4 homers in 63 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  In high school, Nelson took over at shortstop for current Red Brandon Phillips.

#36 Juan Nicasio
Nicasio was enjoying a very productive rookie season, before suffering a scary neck injury, with a 4.14 ERA in 13 starts.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Nicasio shares a hometown with former big leaguer Stan Javier.

#37 Jordan Pacheco
Pacheco is proving to be a very versatile asset for the Rockies.  He played 4 different positions, including catcher, in 21 games while batting .286.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Pacheco attended the same high school as actors Neil Patrick Harris and Freddie Prinze Jr.

#38 Matt Pagnozzi
Pagnozzi played in 7 games in mid-summer hitting .286 before being waived.  He ended the season in Pittsburgh.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Pagnozzi's uncle, Tom, was a longtime catcher for the Cardinals.

#39 Felipe Paulino
Paulino was acquired from the Astros for fan favorite Clint Barmes.  He didn't fare well in a transition to the bullpen and was sold to KC after going 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in 18 games.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Paulino had 4 walk-off losses in the month of May for the Rockies.

#40 Drew Pomeranz
Pomeranz, the prized prospect in the Ubaldo trade, pitched well down the stretch with a 2-1 record in 4 September starts.
Quarry Fun Fact:  Pomeranz' brother Stuart was in the Dodgers' minor league system in 2011.

Kind of a middling group of photos here with my favorite being the Morales.  It is also hard to go wrong with catchers and middle infielders with neat pictures.  Interesting side note for Dodger fans.  The Paulino photo was taken during a home run trot by either Kemp or Ethier (I forget which one I cropped out). 

1 comment:

Robert said...

Still lovin these cards...keep em comin.