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Best single game pitching performance for 1997.

What has been the Rockies greatest single game pitching performance?

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.

Here are the previous years 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.
1995 -  October 1, 1995.  Rockies bullpen allows 1 ER in 7 IP and Rockies win the NL Wild Card. W 10-9.
1996 - June 27, 1996.  Kevin Ritz CG against LA.  W 13-1.

The nominees for 1997:

1.  April 16, 1997.  Rockies @ Cubs.  Roger Bailey's shutout against the Cubs.  W 4-0.
Bailey: 9 IP. 5 H. 0 ER. 1 BB. 0 K.

2.  April 22, 1997.  Marlins @ Rockies.  Roger Bailey's CG against Florida.  W 13-4.
Bailey: 9 IP. 6 H. 4 ER. 1 BB. 3 K.

3.  May 4, 1997.  Phillies @ Rockies.  Bailey throws a 9 hit shutout against the Phillies.  W 9-0.
Bailey: 9 IP. 9 H. 0 ER. 0 BB. 3 K.

4.  May 9, 1997.  Rockies @ Phillies.  Bailey pitches a CG loss against the Phillies.  L 1-3.
Bailey: 8 IP. 7 H. 3 ER. 2 BB. 4 K.

5.  June 1, 1997.  Rockies @ Marlins.  John Thomson pitches a CG against the Marlins.  W 9-2.
Thomson: 9 IP. 7 H. 2 ER. 2 BB. 6 K.

6.  June 14, 1997.  Rockies @ A's.  Bailey's CG against the Oakland A's.  W 7-1.
Bailey: 9 IP. 8 H. 0 ER. 4 BB. 5 K.

7.  June 28, 1997.  Giants @ Rockies.  Kevin Ritz CG against the Giants.  W 9-2.  
RItz: 9 IP. 6 H. 2 ER. 3 BB. 5 K.

8.  July 24, 1997.  Cubs @ Rockies.  Jamey Wright CG against the Cubs.  W 7-1.
Wright:  9 IP. 6 H. 1 ER. 3 BB. 5 K.

9.  August 6, 1997.  Rockies @ Mets.  John Thomson shutout against the Mets.  W 4-0.
Thomson: 9 IP. 4 H. 0 ER. 3 BB. 2 K.

10.  September 14, 1997.  Rockies @ Braves.  Pedro Astacio gets 12 K's against the Braves.  W 4-0.
Astacio: 8 IP. 4 H. 0 ER. 2 BB. 12 K.

All pitching logs for 1997 can be found here: 1997 pitching logs.

Please vote for on the games listed here or vote for other and list the game, along with any comments below.

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