Diamondbacks vs. Rockies
My 25th game of the year at Coors.
Jordan Lyles started the game for the Rockies, after bringing Didi Gregorius to a full count he threw a fast ball that landed in the Rockies bullpen for a 1-0 Diamondbacks lead. The Diamondbacks would score 3 in the first. Then 1 in the 3rd. There are no photos of the first few innings because of the rain. I did not sit under a over hang but did pot the camera away. Lyle’s pitched 4 innings and Franklin Morales pitched the 5th and 6th. He was moved into the bullpen after not succeeding as a starter. He probably pitched better those 2 inning than in most of his starts. He helped offensively also in his 5th inning at bat, he walked to start the inning for the Rockies.
He advanced to second on a Charlie Blackmon infield single to short that was bobbled at second.
Corey Dickerson followed Blackmon with a single.
.Troy Tulowitzki actually got a clutch hit, a double that scored Morales and Blackmon to cut the D’backs lead to 4-2.
Blackmon slides into home for the Rockies second run after Maorales scored on the Tulo 5th. inning double.
Michael Cuddyer hit a blooper to shallow right field that scored Dickerson and Tulo to tie the game at 4.
Tulo slides into home and the play was reviewed but the call on the field stood and he was safe.
Tulo showing human emotion beside frustration!
Morales pitching in the 6th inn for the Rockies, He did give up a single but then the defense this inning was all courtesy of Blackmon in center field. The next 3 batters all flew out to him and the Rockies got out of the inning.
Boone Logan started the 7th inning for the Rockies and after striking out Gregourios and walking Gerrado Parra, Adam Ottavino came into to finish the inning for the Rockies, but not without a little damage when Parra scored on a Miguel Montero single to give the D’backs a 5-4 lead.
The Rockies had another productive inning in the 7th after Tulo lead-off the inning with a single this time he was out at home 5 batters later for the second out of the inning.
With 2 outs and a single by D.J. LeMahieu the Rockies would get 2 runs with Michael Cuddyer and Wilin Rosario scoring.
The Rockies would have a 8-5 lead.
Unfortunately Rex Brother came in and pitched the 8th inning and was a complete mess and this game turned into a complete train wreck in the inning Rex gave up 4 consecutive singles and then walked in the D’backs 7th run. After the walk Nick Masset came into the game and immediately gave up a double to Paul Goldschmidt to score the 2nd run of the inning. The D’backs got a total of 5 runs in the inning. If that was not bad enough Matt Belisle pitched the 9th and honestly he should be sitting next to Rex on the bus to the Springs. Once 2/3rds of the killer B’s, they are now the Rockies killer B’s. They are responsible for 10 runs combined this game, so yes that is 5 runs for the D’backs in the 9th inning as well and a 16-8 lead for the D’backs. The bullpen is more like bull Shit and I think there needs to be many changes if the Rockies ever want to win a game. I know they are burnt out because the starters can’t stay in games but we at least need guys to give the team a fighting chance, the offense give 2 4 run rallying inning and then the other team triples their score in 2 innings. It was great to see great baseball destroyed by a warn out bull pen. End of rant. So the final was 16-8 D’backs.
That is it for this one hopefully things will improve or this season my once again be a waist by the all-Star break. I know it is a long season but the hole this team is getting them selves into my be to deep to dig out of.
So that is it for this one. Not sure if there will be a post for the 3rd game of this series because I will be getting to the game about an hour late. I am hoping for a rain delay!!!!