Arizona Outhits the Rockies 16-3

The Dbacks made Jon Garland look like a Little League pitcher and Pat Corbin made the Rockies hitters look like Little Leaguers. The final score was a 5-0 job on the Rockies by the Dbacks. The highlight of the game was FGH taking the television viewers on a tour of the new press box and cafeteria.

Garland had a line of 11 hits, five runs, a walk, and two wild pitches. That is good for a WHIP of 2.00 despite the fact that he had a 1-2-3 first inning. Corbin threw a complete game on 97 pitches while Garland went only six innings on the same number of pitches. Garland repeatedly left a lot of pitches belt high and center cut that were hit hard.

His performance has the Rox brass and fans talking about who is the odd man out when Jeff Francis comes off the DL. It was only a few days ago that chatter has Juan Nicasio as the the odd man out. After tonight, Garland appears to be the odd man out and Nicasio has more grip on his rotation spot. Frankly, Garland’s grip on a rotation spot is like a spider trying to survive a stream aimed at it in the urinal. Meanwhile, Tyler Chatwood (see picture above) has just pitched himself into a near lock on the rotation spot.

The only bright spot was two doubles, one by Nolan Arenado and one by Jordan Pacheco, to spoil Corbin’s shutout in the eighth inning. The hitters for the most part were befuddled by big sliders with located fastballs mixed in. The only good news from the Rockies’ perspective is that the Dbacks wasted their best pitcher against a starter that may not be here next week. Rox will roll out the best pitchers (Chacin and DLR) in the next two nights against lesser starters (Kennedy and Cahill) in hopes of reeling Arizona in into a tie for first.

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Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

“Garland’s grip on a rotation spot is like a spider trying to survive a stream aimed at it in the urinal.” Awesome imagery, RMH! You made me double check to see if Jeem wasn’t doing the post-game.

jaredean
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jaredean
7 years ago

We were just out pitched by an excellent pitcher. You don’t have a 1.44 ERA and a 7-0 record if you are lucky. I was hoping our guys could find a way to get to him, but apparently that only works against the Giants 🙂

Great post-game RMH…the spider made me laugh.

jeem
jeem
7 years ago

“The highlight of the game was FGH taking the television viewers on a tour of the new press box and cafeteria.”. Classic.

jeem
jeem
7 years ago

First 2013 visit to Coors. Cool + clammy; disappointing performance but Corbin was special.

I’ll join the crowd: EYJ is killing us; Pacheco needs way more playing time.

And another nice post by RMH.

GARY
GARY
7 years ago
Reply to  jeem

EY really makes one long for Cuddyers return,for his bat and comic relief.Lets not forget what a great start he was off too.

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago

Great write up RMH–Since they are playing the snakes i have to watch the local feed on DTV so I had Fox AZ and missed the fluffy tour stuff. Instead I had people talking about a baseball game-what a concept. Could have had Ernie Harwell, Vin Scully, and Joe Buck and the game would have still been hard to watch. I”m a fan of EYJ, but he could be like tabasco sauce–just need a little bit of him each time,… Read more »

TJinPhoenix
TJinPhoenix
7 years ago
Reply to  TJinPhoenix

Oh, I meant JACK Buck…can’t stand Joe….I like to “kick it old school” as the kids say…

Pooter
Pooter
7 years ago

I was one that got on EYJ yesterday but now I feel I need to defend him a little. How is he killing us? Two games ago he led off with a hit, stole a base, and scored the games first run. Yesterday he had a great at bat to lead off the game and drew a walk, in a game with absolutely no base runners. I also think his defense has been ok. What I am frustrated with is… Read more »

Batgirl
Batgirl
7 years ago

I generally like when EYJr is on base – I like the energy he brings, etc. but his defense is cringeworthy and I’d like to see Blackmon taking Cuddy’s place until he returns. I would also like to see Colvin up soon….so EYJr (in my opinion) should be behind all of them when making out the lineup. To quote my favorite line from Moneyball….”I don’t believe in righty/lefty”.

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Batgirl

Agreed! Someone pointed out recently that EY has no options left, though, so he’s probably not going down. Why they are so bent on keeping him I’m not sure. Sentiment/we’re a family here/he can really run….?

Batgirl
Batgirl
7 years ago

I think the Rockies organization could do with a little LESS sentimentality. The real contenders make hard choices even if it’s tough on players who are fan favorites or relatives of staff or former players. I do like the good guy culture the Rockies value but I want to be a contender!!!

roxnsox
roxnsox
7 years ago
Reply to  Batgirl

Yes, I was inferring the same about sentimentality 😉

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

Batgirl, Colvin is hitting in the .270s at Colorado Springs, so he hasn’t played his way to a promotion. There are a number of players at CS hitting much better than him, and at this point more deserving of a promotion. Hopefully he’ll turn it around, because I loved how he played last year.

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