Rockies 12, D-Backs 1: Ubaldo sets club mark as Rox dominate

Ubaldo Jimenez added six more scoreless frames to the books, breaking Denny Neagle's previous club record of 20 consecutive scoreless innings, and the offense came back to life after a brief hiatus as the Unorganized Territory Colorado Rockies drubbed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1.

Jimenez (5-0) struck out six while only allowing two hits and two walks as he extended the streak to 22 1/3 scoreless innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies' hitters busted out the lumber and smacked Edwin Jackson (1-2) and the Arizona bullpen around, en route to outhitting the D-Backs 16-5. Carlos Gonzalez led the way, going 3-for-5 with 5 runs batted in, and fell a home run short of the cycle. He certainly took to batting fifth for the first time this season very well. In addition, Troy Tulowitzki pounded out three hits (and drew a walk); he was joined in the multi-hit club by Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., and Seth Smith - each of whom went 2-for-4. All in all, the slightly new-look lineup (featuring EYJ at the top) looked very good tonight. Shouldn't read too much into that, though - yet, at least.

Matt Daley came on in relief of Jimenez in the seventh and pitched a scoreless frame. Juan Rincon, who was called up from Colorado Springs today, was unable to preserve the shutout, as he allowed a run on two hits and a walk in his lone inning of work. Jhoulys Chacin, who will start on Sunday in San Francisco, pitched a scoreless ninth - highlighted by two punch outs.

11 - 10


Won 1


WPA Heroes: Carlos Gonzalez (.203), Ubaldo Jimenez (.124), Dexter Fowler (.088)

WPA Zeroes: Todd Helton (-.020), Ian Stewart (-.018)

Graph, Rowcall, and tomorrow's starters after the jump...



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Tomorrow, the Rockies will send Greg Smith to the bump to square off against the D-Backs and Kris Benson. Game time is 1:10 PM MT. Take care of business, Rox.

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