Monday, August 29, 2005

Photo Op

Photo courtesy of Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson & Associates

Stormy Weather

Hurricane Katrina seems to play a role in Colorado, with some of the players.. Scott included. This is from Rocky Mountain News:

"....WEATHER CHANNEL: Hurricane Katrina is more than a curiosity to Rockies pitchers Mike DeJean and Scott Dohmann and catcher Danny Ardoin. The three Louisiana natives have family living in the state and they are tracking the path of the hurricane closely.

Dohmann said so far, things look good for the three Rockies. Their families all live far enough west of New Orleans that they are optimistic the brunt of the storm will miss them. Dohmann's family lives in Morgan City, 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, which is 80 miles northwest of New Orleans.

"They have said they might not see rain, just wind," Dohmann said. "It's not mandatory (evacuation)."

DeJean's family lives in Baton Rouge.

"Talked to my parents," he said. "They just left church and were headed to get something to eat. It's not like you are going to tell my dad to do anything."

Ardoin's family is from Ville Platte, La., which is about 95 miles northwest of Baton Rouge

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Vintage Dohmann

,(photo is courtesy of had this article concerning Scott and his recent performances. I love the way the coaching staff is Scott's best friend now that he is doing well. Unlike the way they didn't want to touch him at the beginning of the season when he struggled and they questioned his ability to stay in the major leagues......... pffftt.

"....Learning from experience: Right-handed reliever Scott Dohmann entered Thursday's game with a runner on base and a 5-4 lead and walked the first two batters, Hee-Seop Choi and Jeff Kent, to load the bases. The situation almost certainly would have unraveled in April, when he gave up 14 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings and earned a demotion to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
However, Dohmann struck out Olmedo Saenz on a high fastball and Jayson Werth with a quality mix of fastballs and sliders to end the threat and propel himself into a more favorable position as the Rockies plan their future.
Dohmann said he was trying to be "too fine" at first on Thursday night, but simply decided to go after hitters in the strike zone with his fastball and slider. The aggressive approach fits the attitude Dohmann has had since returning from Colorado Springs eight appearances ago (0.93 ERA).
"I think, early on, I may have been thinking too much about the future, how things would turn out by the end of the season," Dohmann said. "It's tough, but now I realize that there's nothing I can do about the last game, nothing I can do about tomorrow. All I can control is one game at a time, one pitch at a time."
Apodaca said if this is a sign that Dohmann learned from his early-season struggles, they were worthwhile. It could also be a springboard to better work when Dohmann inherits runners. Before Thursday, five of eight men who were on base when he entered games had scored.
"Successes, we seem to take them for granted too many times," Apodaca said. "The stigma and the sting of failure seem to stay with us longer. I want him to remember it and why he wasn't competing before. Yesterday was very encouraging.
"This is answering questions for next year. In the next six weeks, people are going to be answering questions so we don't have to ask them in Spring Training, a very misleading time. It's important for us, as a staff and as an organization, to see Scotty under the gun like that, trying to hold a lead....."

Saturday, August 27, 2005


Dan at Up in the Rockies had some good things to say about Scott and the rest of the Rox bullpen. Follow the link to read the whole article....

"...Since coming back from Colorado Springs, Scott Dohmann has regained his 2004 form, transforming from D’OH!-mann to the Dohmannator. In eight appearances, Dohmann has allowed just one earned run and is increasing his role in the pen, racking up two big strikeouts in Thursday night’s game and another big K in Friday nights’ win....."

Friday, August 26, 2005

Daddy Is Getting It Done

Gavin (Scott's son) watches his dad throw a perfect inning against the Cubbies. Last night was a rough start when he walked 2, but he managed to shut down the Dodgers in the bottom of the 6th.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


I'm glad they haven't let Scott pitch in the last week. I mean, he probably needs a rest after they let him sit for so long in AAA ball. Besides, his ERA was coming down too quickly and the last thing the Rockies need is a pitcher getting back on track and not giving up runs..... *End Sarcasm*

What gives? Let my boy throw!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Audience Participation Part 5

This one comes from Rox Girl at Purplerow.
The contacts are a nice touch.

Saturday, August 20, 2005


Another scoreless inning against the Cubbies.... you can see Scott's stats by clicking on the Colorado Rockies under TRACK SCOTT -->

Thursday, August 18, 2005


I'm glad to see someone else noticing Scott's comeback. Roxgirl covers everything about the Rockies', including a quote from Scott. If anyone has any pictures of Scott in action, you can email them to me if you'd like to contribute here. I will give credit where credit is due!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


That's the sound of Scott's ERA deflating. Two perfect innings against the Brew-Crew tonight! No hits, one strikeout.

Well, it's past my bedtime.

Keep it up, Scott!

Sunday, August 14, 2005


Scott threw 2 great innings last night, giving up 2 hits while striking out 2.
No runs.
ERA, come on down!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Audience Partition Part 4

This one comes from Angela, my wife. She likes cats. And Scott.


Oh well, just a bump in the road last night was. Did I sound like Yoda just then?

Anyway, I finally got to watch a Rockies game on tv. The triple hit off of Scott was not a mistake pitch... it was very low and inside. It was just a good hit.
No problem. It happens. Just another day at the office.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Audience Participation Part 3

This entry comes from 'The Gunn' in Lafayette. That moustache is going to take a lot of upkeep..LOL

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Back to Business

Ok, ok... As much fun as it was decorating Scott's face, we need to address the big news. Scott picked up his first win yesterday in the first of two games against Florida. He threw 2 innings, gave up one hit, one intentional walk and even batted for himself and moved a runner from second base to third! How is that for being in AAA ball for the last three months???
Congrats, Scott.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Audience Participation Part 2

Just as I was about to scrap the whole idea, I get this picture from Tara (Scott's wife, my sister):
Complete with bling earrings and nosering. Thanks Tara!

This one comes from The Sneaky Cheetah, up in Virginia. He's a new-found Nats fan:

Audience Participation

In liu of Scott's strong return to the mound, let's liven up his profile a bit. Download his profile pic from here and use photoshop or whatever editing program you have. Then email it to
Add a little flare to it. Some attitude! I'm no artist, but here is my attempt. Mean handlebars!

I'll post what people send in (as long as it is not vulgar or hurtful. This is for fun.)

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Well, Well......

Scott made a triumphant return to the Rockies' mound yesterday. One inning pitched, one cruddy hit, three strikeouts. Slowly deflating that ERA!

Friday, August 05, 2005


As hard as it was to watch Scott sit in AAA ball, now we have to watch him sit in the dugout while the rest of the relief pitchers around him throw. It's kinda late, I'm tired and I want to see my boy throw.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Back in the Show

Ok. Scott made it back in to the Rox bullpen. I know I will be pretty stressed when he hits the mound, but I'm sure Scott will do great.
We're all glued to the tv sets here.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Fan's Point of View

A fan writes:

".......I am by no means a “baseball expert”, I don’t know how to throw a good curveball nor can I hit the ball out of the ballpark. But I do know a lot about sports, baseball included. On the subject of relief pitchers it is pretty cut and dry. When you bring a pitcher in, you want him to throw strikes, period. Now of course you want him to throw strikes and get people out, but whatever you do, don’t walk people. Any pitcher can tell you that, walks always come back to hurt you. So if you are a pitcher who throws strikes, that is one plus. Now when throwing a strike, what is the difference between an out and a hit? Well it’s quite simple…location and timing. Location is huge, but for what pitcher is it not? Location is always important…keep the ball down. Timing, well if the hitter knows you throwing a fastball, then he has the edge. If you change speeds and mix the pitches up, the pitcher has the edge. Now just because you perform these two tasks doesn’t mean you will get every hitter out. Depending on the talent or luck of the batter; he can miss a bad pitch or even hit a good one out of the park. But let’s just say those wash each other out. Bottom line is: throw strikes, mix your pitches and speeds, and keep the location down. Easier said then done, I understand, but all of those things can come with practice. When any manager puts a reliever in, they want outs, but walks are the last thing they want. Relief pitchers who throw strikes, low walks, and high strikeouts are a hot commodity, just look at 75% of the trades that occurred this MLB season. My reason for this article is Scott Dohmann. At the beginning of the year he was getting hammered and his ERA was crazy. Well after 6 innings pitched he got sent down to Triple A and has not been called up since. All he has done in Triple A is thrown strikes. His strikeout to innings ratio is crazy! Now his ERA isn’t great and he does get hit, but who on the Rockies doesn’t huh? But what sets him apart is he throws strikes and does not walk batters.
He deserves to be in the majors and if the Rockies don’t want to use him, like I said relief pitchers that throw strikes, low walks, and high strikeouts are a hot commodity…for the REST of the league...."

Good points. Thanks to 'the Gunn' for writing in.