Best single game pitching performance for 1998.

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.


I do apologize for the length of time between 1997 and the 1998 posts.  I've just been busy with a lot.  Anyway here we go:

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.
1997 - September 14, 1997.  Pedro Astacio gets 12 K's against the Braves.  W 4-0.

The nominees for 1998 are:

1.  April 30, 1998.  Kile's 4 hit shutout against the Mets.  W 4-0.
Kile: 9 IP. 4 H. 0 ER. 5 BB. 8 K.

2.  June 4, 1998.  John Thomson 11K's against Arizona.  W 5-2.
Thomson: 9 IP. 5 H. 2 ER. 1 BB. 11 K.

3.  June 12, 1998.  Kile's 2 ER CG loss against the Dodgers.  L 1-2.
Kile: 8 IP. 5 H. 2 ER. 1 BB. 7 K.

4.  July 21, 1998.  Mark Brownson's 4 hitter against Houston.  W 5-0.
Brownson: 9 IP. 4 H. 0 ER. 1 BB. 7 K.  

5.  August 5, 1998.  Jamey Wright's CG against the Pirates.  W 6-2.
Wright: 9 IP. 5 H. 2 ER. 0 BB. 5 K.

6.  August 6, 1998.  John Thomson follows up Wright with a second CG against the Pirates.  W 5-1.
Thomson: 9 IP. 4 H. 1 ER. 2 BB. 5 K.

7.  September 10, 1998.  Kile's CG against Florida.  W 3-1.
Kile: 9 IP. 2 H. 1 ER. 2 BB. 5 K.

All 1998 pitching gamelogs can be found here: 1998 pitching logs.

Please vote for on the games listed here or,  if the game is not listed, please vote for other and list the game, along with any comments below.

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