Best single game pitching for 1995.

Ok, ok, ok, pitching, Coors Field, Mile High, altitude.  Words not commonly associated with good things for pitchers.  After several days of scouring over mountains, piles, pages, rows, columns, so many numbers that my head still hurts.  I have compiled a list of the best single game pitching performances by the Rockies and am asking for your help in determining the top spot.



1995.  The first year after the strike. The Rockies first playoff appearance.  The wild-card.  Coors Field.   What was the best single game pitching performance for 1995?

Previous winners:

1993 tie - April 15, 1993.  David Nied pitches Colorado's first complete game. W 5-3.
1993 tie - June 26, 1993.  Reynoso defeats the Giants.  W 5-1.
1994 - June 21, 1994.  Nied gets the Rockies first shutout against Houston.  W 8-0.

The nominees for 1995:

1. May 19, 1995. Rockies @ Reds.  Kevin Ritz gets no run support. L 0-2.
Ritz: 7 IP. 7 H. 2 ER. 1 BB. 6 K.

2. June 27, 1995. Rockies @ Giants. Bill Swift beats the Giants. W 5-1.
Swift: 7 IP. 2 H. 1 ER. 3 BB. 6K.

3. July 24, 1995. Rockies @ Phillies.  Bryan Rekar CG against the Phillies. W 11-3.
Rekar: 9 IP. 8 H. 3 ER. 3 BB. 5 K.

4. August 30, 1995. Rockies @ Pirates. Bryan Rekar against the Pirates. W 6-0.
Rekar: 8 IP. 7 H. 0 ER. 3 BB. 4 K.

5. September 2, 1995. Rockies @ Cardinals. Roger Bailey beats the Cards. W 6-1.
Bailey: 8.1 IP. 5 H. 1 ER. 3 BB. 4 K.

6. September 15, 1995. Rockies @ Padres. Kevin Ritz against the Padres. W 5-1.
Ritz: 7.2 IP. 3 H. 0 ER. 1 BB. 5 K.

7. October 1, 1995.  Giants @ Rockies. The bullpen holds back the Giants and Rockies win the NL Wild Card. W 10-9.
Bullpen: 7 IP. 6 H. 1 ER. 2 BB. 5 K.

Please vote for one of the games listed or vote other and list the game in the comments below.

All pitching gamelogs for 1995 are here: 1995 pitching logs.

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