Bombs Away Redux

STORY, PAULSEN GO DEEP IN 8TH

Rox’n’sox is still diggin’ the long ball.  Trevor Story hit a solo shot in the 8th, and Ben Paulsen followed 2 batters later with a 3-run banger.  The Colorado Rockies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 Monday night at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati behind 7 exquisite innings from starting pitcher Jordan Lyles (1-1, 6.00).

Lyles, who had been stinking-up the show in his first two outings, handcuffed the Reds on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck-out 4 and set-down 15 of the first 16 hitters he faced, getting a break in the 5th when Jay Bruce tried to stretch a lead-off double and got nailed on a miracle tag by Nolan Arenado at 3rd-base.  Lyles surrendered an unearned run in the 6th when Zack Cozart singled with 2 out and former Rockie Jordan Pacheco doubled.  Cozart had pulled-up at 3rd when Gerardo Parra’s throw from left-field skipped in front of Story and caromed off his shin, allowing Cozart to sprint home.

The Rockies had gone-out by 1 in the 2nd with some small ball.  Arenado had a single, Paulsen walked, and Brandon Barnes sacrificed them into scoring position.  RWO favorite Cristhian Adames grounded to short, scoring Arenado before Tony Wolters grounded out.  That held until the Cincinnati run in the 6th, and it was 1-1 with 2 out when Story blasted reliever Ross Ohlendorf’s first-pitch fastball out by the smokestacks.  Carlos Gonzalez followed with a single, and Arenado walked to bring-up 1st-baseman Paulsen.  Reds’ manager Bryan Price went to the ‘pen for Jumbo Diaz, and Paulsen drove a 97 MPH fastball into the batter’s eye in center, about 10 yards northeast of Story’s shot, to drive a stake into the heart of Cincinnati.

Chad Qualls, another RWO favorite, got the first 3 outs in the 8th (Ivan De Jesus struck-out and reached on a wild pitch), and Boone Logan closed it out.  Logan stayed-on and retired the Reds 1-2-3 in the ninth.

Game 2 of the 3-game set is tonight, 5:10 pm again at Great American.  Jorge De La Rosa goes for the Rockies against Cincinnati’s Randall Simon in a lefty-righty face-off.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
7 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
RocketMan
RocketMan
4 years ago

Nice game all around. “Blown” Logan has been replaced by some other guy who looks just like him. Getting a bit nervous about all the HRs early in the season. Save some for July!

rockymountainhigh
Admin
rockymountainhigh
4 years ago

Cargo hit steak ended Sunday.

Chad Qualls only got two outs before giving way to Boone for final four outs.

Adames is making FO decision easy when Descalso returns from DL.

I’m not worried about the HRs. There’s a big difference between swinging for the fences and taking the right approach and hitting balls on the button. I’ll start worrying if they start swinging for the fences in June and on.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Who are you and what have you done with our pitching staff? It’s an early-season illusion, of course, the one that the Rockies’ management believes is the real story about these guys. Prove me wrong, though!

I like Ben Paulsen. That is all.

roxnsox
roxnsox
4 years ago

Jared – more editorial comment on the site: it’s odd that one can’t click on a post in the main box “Rox News” where titles and photos rotate (unless one waits for the photo accompanying the article comes around, and clicks on THE PHOTO). Yes, I see other ways to get at it but this is the “up front” and “first” presentation of the content. Also, I miss the 1-5 star ratings:) Maybe those are coming later, with some of… Read more »

Doc
Doc
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Thumbs up and 5-stars, Roxnsox

jaredean
Admin
jaredean
4 years ago
Reply to  roxnsox

Thanks RoxNSox, i agree with you that the 5 star is missed. I’m wanting to do a thumb up/down this next time, but am waiting until this one is working. The theme i chose for this site is what is giving me the biggest headache so far – all of the speed issues, etc. You can actually click on the NEWS titles on the right hand side to get to the image on the left, then you click on the… Read more »

7
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x