Know Your Foe #47: Rockies Welcome Diamondbacks Back To Coors Field For Some Reason

Arizona Diamondbacks (80-60 / 1st in the NL West / 7 GA)

2011 Record vs. Colorado: 11-4 (77 runs scored, 56 runs allowed)

Last Series vs. Rockies: August 29-31 (W 3-0 at Chase Field)

Look, we just played a series against these. Arizona series bookended the Padres series. The Rockies were swept. It was a series the Rockies needed to sweep if the concept of a magical September was to happen again. Instead, the team charged out and tripped over the foul line and just kind of laid there for the next 3 games.

Game 1 was an Alex White start, who continued his inauspicious debut as a Colorado Rockie, walked 6 and allowed 5 runs in his 6 innings of work, including a leadoff home run to Ryan Roberts. The Rockies were shut out until the 9th, when Chris Iannetta took a HBP (one of the 3 Rockies hit during that game) with the bases loaded to drive in a run. So one out, bases jacked, Giambi strikes out, Fowler flies out, thanks for playing. Rockies lose 5-1.

Game 2: Aaron Cook vs Wade Miley. Doesn't that just get your motor running? Cook had one of those starts that just has you shaking your head and wondering what the guy is doing. For the majority of this season, Cook has tossed out like 4-5 innings of groundball-heavy outings with walks and no strikeouts. Last game, he walked 2, struck out 6, but allowed 6 runs in just over 4 innings of work. If there was any question left about Cook's future with the Rockies, there shouldn't be one anymore. Offensively, the Rockies got 3-hit days out of Carlos Gonzalez, Kevin Kouzmanoff, and Chris Iannetta. Rockies lose 9-4.

Game 3: The Rockies ALMOST didn't lose this game. Several 2-hit games up and down the lineup helped push the Rockies to scoring 2 runs, and Esmil Rogers pitched.... well, he allowed 4 runs over 6 innings. 6 innings is pretty good for Rogers. Let's just leave it at that. Josh Collmenter had the Rockies' number, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 3. Rockies lose 4-2.

Latest Series Results: W 3-0 vs Rockies; W 2-1 at Giants

I think we've beaten the rundown of the Diamondbacks into the ground by now. Competent hitting, surprisingly good pitching (hello Ian Kennedy) has put them in a good place: that is, ahead of the Giants, and well ahead of the Giants. The Rockies season is completely over, and I'm still going to root for the Rockies to win every game they play, but I'm just glad someone is putting those smug Giants fans in their place. Then again, the Diamondbacks going to the postseason sets the Diamondbacks up to win their 2nd World Series, putting them right there with the Florida Marlins, leaving the Rays and Rockies as the 90s expansion teams as the ones who not only haven't won the World Series, but haven't won it twice. Also, and not that this season made this fact true, but the Rockies remain the only 90s expansion team to not win their division. Boo.

All I can hope for is that the Rockies don't make it easy for them. I do NOT want to see a club roll over and die. I think we can all agree with that.

Expected Pitching Matchups

Monday, 9/5/11 @ 1:10PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Esmil Rogers 6-4 17 10 0 0 0 0 63.2 81 42 42 6 33 53 5.94 1.79


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Wade Miley 2-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.0 21 7 7 1 7 12 3.94 1.75


Tuesday, 9/6/11 @ 6:40PM MT

TBD


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Collmenter 9-8 27 20 0 0 0 0 130.0 112 49 46 12 24 88 3.18 1.05

 

Wednesday, 9/7/11 @ 6:40PM MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Kevin Millwood 2-1 5 5 0 0 0 0 32.1 32 12 12 6 4 23 3.34 1.11


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Joe Saunders 9-12 28 28 1 0 0 0 177.1 175 82 77 23 63 94 3.91 1.34


Roster

# Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
33 Alberto Castillo L-L 6'3" 220 Jul 5, 1975
55 Josh Collmenter R-R 6'2" 235 Feb 7, 1986
48 Ryan Cook R-R 6'3" 200 Jun 30, 1987
38 Sam Demel R-R 6'0" 205 Oct 23, 1985
19 Zach Duke L-L 6'1" 205 Apr 19, 1983
30 David Hernandez R-R 6'2" 250 May 13, 1985
41 Daniel Hudson R-R 6'3" 230 Mar 9, 1987
31 Ian Kennedy R-R 6'0" 190 Dec 19, 1984
36 Wade Miley L-L 6'1" 220 Nov 13, 1986
15 Micah Owings R-R 6'5" 220 Sep 28, 1982
47 Joe Paterson R-L 6'1" 210 May 19, 1986
40 J.J. Putz R-R 6'5" 250 Feb 22, 1977
34 Joe Saunders L-L 6'3" 210 Jun 16, 1981
39 Bryan Shaw S-R 6'1" 210 Nov 8, 1987
29 Brad Ziegler R-R 6'4" 205 Oct 10, 1979
# Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
12 Henry Blanco R-R 5'11" 225 Aug 29, 1971
17 Robby Hammock R-R 5'10" 185 May 13, 1977
26 Miguel Montero L-R 5'11" 215 Jul 9, 1983
# Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
27 Geoff Blum S-R 6'3" 220 Apr 26, 1973
11 Sean Burroughs L-R 6'2" 180 Sep 12, 1980
44 Paul Goldschmidt R-R 6'3" 245 Sep 10, 1987
2 Aaron Hill R-R 5'11" 200 Mar 21, 1982
16 John McDonald R-R 5'9" 180 Sep 24, 1974
37 Lyle Overbay L-L 6'2" 220 Jan 28, 1977
14 Ryan Roberts R-R 5'11" 185 Sep 19, 1980
# Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
18 Willie Bloomquist R-R 5'11" 185 Nov 27, 1977
4 Collin Cowgill R-L 5'9" 185 May 22, 1986
8 Gerardo Parra L-L 5'11" 200 May 6, 1987
10 Justin Upton R-R 6'2" 205 Aug 25, 1987
24 Chris Young R-R 6'2" 190 Sep 5, 1983




Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Xavier Nady hand 08/13/2011

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Juan Gutierrez elbow 05/25/2011
Stephen Drew ankle 07/21/2011
Jason Marquis leg 08/15/2011
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