Rockies Grounded by Miley 5-3

Two critical plays doomed the Rockies.  The first damage occurred when NoDo had a tailor made double play grounder by Paul Goldschmidt with the runners on first and second.  He forgot to look the ball into the glove and the result was a two-base error scoring two runs.  The second damage was a hanging slider served by Brett Anderson to a red hot Mark Trumbo who wrapped a high fly ball around the LF foul pole for a two-run shot.  Throw in a run-scoring single by Wade Miley for an insurmountable 5-0 lead by Arizona after which the Rox tried to scratch and claw their way back into the game but lost 5-3.

The Rockies grounded into five double plays to aid Arizona’s pitching.  All three runs scored by the Rockies were on two sacrifice flies and a double play grounder.  The best opportunity for the Rockies to rally came in the ninth inning when they put runners on the corners with no outs.  Baby Bull was up at the dish with a chance to tie the game up on one swing.  He did barrel up but unfortunately he hit a one hop laser to Martin Prado into a double play.

Miley induced 19 outs via grounders including four double plays to go along with just three fly outs and a couple of strikeouts.  It took Miley only 93 pitches over eight innings.  Anderson did do his job saving the bullpen from overuse by going six innings on 90 pitches.  Wilton Lopez helped the bullpen by going two innings without giving up a run on just 21 pitches.  Matt Belisle finished the game without giving up a run.

Colorado drops to 3-4 with the Chicago White Sox coming into town for the next three games.  Boone Logan is expected to be activated tomorrow from the DL.  At least the Rockies take the first home series 2-1.

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Bill
Bill
6 years ago

Miley was just too good today. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opposing pitcher. It would have been nice to have another right hand batter to pinch hit though. Charlie Culberson isn’t going to strike feat in anybody. I was just about a sleep on the couch in the bottom of the 9th when the Rockies made me wake up. Came close. Rosario hit it hard but right at Prado. Despite being only 3-4 I am… Read more »

Bob K.
Bob K.
6 years ago
Reply to  Bill

The last that I heard is that Fowler was in the hospital for dehydration. That was a couple of days ago.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Why did they not have Tulo steal second in the ninth? Chances are high he would have made it given he was not the tying run. It would have eliminated Rosario’s double play.

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

Despite what our beloved announcers are telling us, the replay system as it stands now is terrible. The common thought is that replays won’t take any longer than the arguments did in the past. However, managers only came out to argue what appeared to be obvious mistakes by the umps. This was certainly infrequent. Now, we have managers slowly making their way out to the umpires several times a game just in case there was a mistake made. They wait… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Bill, agreed. Miley was good, Miley is the type of pitcher who frustrates the Rockies over the last several years, and Miley himself has the Rockies number. As for the 6 outfielders thing: I keep hearing “you can’t carry six outfielders.” The more I think about it, the less convinced I am. Why? Well, since you asked … 1. The idea is you need second (non-1B only) infielder. Why would you need one of those? The logic in the NL… Read more »

Bob in Indy
Bob in Indy
6 years ago

On a more positive note, the Giants loss to the Dodgers today dropped the Rockies magic number to 158. 🙂

Agbayani
Agbayani
6 years ago

Dodgers get Colt Hynes from Indians for Duke von Schamann. I have no idea who these guys are, but I am rooting for “Duke von Schamann” to make it based on the name alone. Some kind of old west duel between cowboy Colt and the traveling Duke of Prussia?

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