Last night, the Rockies took a meager 1-0 lead into the eighth inning. Unlike Friday night, the bullpen completed a shutout for Tyler Matzek (4-9, 4.75). Tyler Matzek was dominant going seven innings giving up three walks and three hits. Two of the walks were in the first inning. No Arizona runner reached third base last night. Walt Weiss made sure that Three Mile Island was closed. Instead he went with the match up strategy in the eighth inning. Brooks Brown got the first out on the only batter he faced. Christian Friedrich came on and gave up a single and an error (himself muffing the comebacker) before getting the strikeout for the second out. Zero came in and induced a weak Mark Trumbo grounder to end the threat. LaTroy Hawkins picked up his 22nd save despite giving up a walk and a single with two outs.
With the exception of two swings, the Rockies hitters had a terrible night. After Nolan Arenado had a two-out single in the first inning, no Rockies got on the base paths the rest of the game via a hit, walk, HBP, or error. Matt McBride, who started at first base in place of Justin Morneau hit a home run off Vidal Nuno (2-9, 4.46) who went eight innings on just 103 pitches and two hits along with zero walks. Nazty added the insurance run with a splash home run into the swimming pool off Matt Stites.
Tonight Jorge De La Rosa (13-9, 4.19) will attempt to extend Colorado’s one-game win streak today against Chase Anderson (7-6, 3.90).
Sunday 8/31, 2:10 PM MDT at Chase Field
Radio: COL: KOA 850 ARI: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, KSUN La Mejor 1400
TV: COL: ROOT SPORTS ARI: FS-A