Rockies blank Snakes…
Possibly De La Rosa’s best game of the season came last night as the Rockies jumped out to an early lead in the second inning on a solo shot by Ian Stewart. De La Rosa struck out 6 in his 8 innings, only giving up 4 hits. Chris Iannetta went 2 for 2 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Troy Tulowitzki went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. The D’backs left 7 on base and have now lost their 3rd game in a row, 9 of their last 11. With last night’s win the Rockies are now 22-12 overall at home on fireworks nights and have a good chance to extend it to 23-12 tonight, despite an overall record of 7-10 on the 4th of July.
STAT OF THE NIGHT – The D’backs commited 3 errors in last nights game giving them a league leading 74 on the season.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT – “We look like the damn Bad News Bears out there, and it’s frustrating as hell,” he said. “It’s to the point where stuff’s got to change. You can give all the rah-rah speeches you want and have all the team meetings you want and yell at guys, but guys have got to give a damn.” – D’backs Mark Reynolds as quoted from http://www.azcentral.com.
Tonight the Rockies Aaron Cook (8-3) will face Yusmeiro Petit (0-3) for the D’backs.