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Rockies @ D’backs Game 1 Recap…

Needless to say that the pitching didn’t catch up with the hitting this afternoon and not just for the Rockies, but the D’backs as well. The Rockies and D’backs both went through a total of 11 pitchers this afternoon, threw 286 pitches, gave up 9 homeruns, and 22 hits all to the tune of a 9-8 D’backs win in just under 3 hours.

What went right? The Rockies bats picked up where they left off at the end of spring training with 10 hits and scoring 8 runs. Even Aaron Cook went 1-1 and scored a run.

What went wrong? Pitching, Cook lasted only 2 and a third innings, giving up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 2 homers and leaving the game with an ERA over 23. Jason Grilli who took the loss, gave up 2 hits and a homerun that went on to be the winning run over 2 innings. The problem here is that it is too early to expect Grilli to be at mid-season form and be solid for 2 or 3 innings. Hurdle should’ve given the 9th inning to someone other than Grilli. It also didn’t help that the Rockies left 11 men on base

My Rockies player of the game is Brad Hawpe who went 3-4 with 3 RBIs and a run scored.

The Rockies look to bounce back Tuesday with Ubaldo Jiminez scheduled to take the hill against Dan Haren. Gametime 7:40pm

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