Right from the start of the game, the Rockies were playing catching but could never reel in the Arizona D-backs as they fell 12-7. In the seventh inning, they rallied to within 7-6. But the bullpen woes continued when they gave up two in the eighth and three more in the ninth inning. Arizona scored in every inning except the second and seventh. Juan Nicasio once again failed to last six innings giving up 11 hits in the process. The highlight of the night was Brandon Barnes’ inside-the-park home run. The lowlight of the night was moving Micheal Cuddyer to third base in the ninth inning and three balls found him that NoDo would have vacuumed easily.
Tonight was the MLB draft. With the eighth overall pick, Denver native Kyle Freeland of Thomas Jefferson High was selected. He has a great wipeout slider which was rated a 7 on a 2 to 8 scale. With the competitive balance pick (35th overall), Colorado chose to go with a high school second baseman who has a mature bat in Forrest Wall. The team’s third pick, 2nd round and 48th overall, was Ryan Castellani a right handed high school pitcher. Colorado decided to go with the high risk/high reward strategy for this selection.
Boone Logan was placed on the DL along with Jordan Lyles tonight and the only corresponding move was recalling Chris Martin. The Rockies played with only 24 men tonight saving a spot for Eddie Butler who makes his debut Friday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Coors Field.