Rockies 7, DBacks 5 : Took 13 innings, but the Rockies Avoid 100 Losses

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Hats off, everyone, hats off to our non-centurion Colorado Rockies.

Well folks, I was wrong and our greatest fears didn't come true. The Colorado Rockies did, in fact, win their 63rd base ball contest this season, ensuring that their record will be at or above 63-99.

It was not a pretty game. Then again, this hasn't been a pretty season.

Drew Pomeranz started the game, went 5 innings, allowed 2 solo HR, walked 2 batters, struck out 7, all on 80 pitches. Not a great outing, but given this season, it was plenty solid.

Adam Ottavino pitched 2 perfect innings, striking out 3.

Matt Belisle struck out a batter in his perfect frame.

Rafael Betancourt then allowed a solo HR to Paul Goldschmidt to tie the game at 3.

Rex Brothers and Edgmer Escalona pitched 2.2 innings 2-hit ball, and then a combination of Josh Outman and Josh Roenicke fought through a nasty 13th inning, including a run walked in and a sac fly to LF. But Roenicke got Gerardo Parra to strike out swinging to end the game.

That was the pitching.

Check this 13th inning, deadlocked at 3:

Tyler Colvin hits a ground-rule double (25) on a line drive to left-center field.
3 3
Chris Nelson singles on a line drive to center fielder A. J. Pollock. Tyler Colvin scores.
4 3
Wilin Rosario flies out to left fielder Gerardo Parra.
4 3
With DJ LeMahieu batting, wild pitch by Brad Bergesen, Chris Nelson to 2nd.
4 3
DJ LeMahieu walks.
4 3
Coaching visit to mound.
4 3
Matt McBride walks. Chris Nelson to 3rd. DJ LeMahieu to 2nd.
4 3
Coaching visit to mound.
4 3
Pitching Change: Mike Zagurski replaces Brad Bergesen, batting 9th.
4 3
Charlie Blackmon singles on a line drive to center fielder A. J. Pollock. Chris Nelson scores. DJ LeMahieu to 3rd. Matt McBride to 2nd.
5 3
Jonathan Herrera reaches on a fielder's choice, fielded by third baseman Chris Johnson. DJ LeMahieu scores. Matt McBride to 3rd. Charlie Blackmon to 2nd.
6 3
Josh Outman strikes out swinging.
6 3
With Josh Rutledge batting, wild pitch by Mike Zagurski, Matt McBride scores. Charlie Blackmon to 3rd. Jonathan Herrera to 2nd.
7 3
Josh Rutledge lines out to left fielder Gerardo Parra.
7 3

And with that, the Rockies managed to not lose 100 games in 2012.

Oh and Roxman4ever got my name on the Toyota Talk thing. That was also pretty neat.


Source: FanGraphs

Pitcher IP H HR ER BB SO pLI WPA
E Escalona 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 1.84 .216
M Belisle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1.88 .144
R Brothers 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2.34 .141
A Ottavino 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0.49 .075
J Roenicke 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 3.20 .044
J Outman 0.2 0 0 2 2 2 0.96 .041
D Pomeranz 5.0 3 2 2 2 7 0.76 .013
R Betancourt 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2.66 -.294
Total 13.0 8 3 5 5 15 1.42 .379

Pitcher IP H HR ER BB SO pLI WPA
B Shaw 2.0 2 0 0 2 1 3.21 .281
J Putz 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2.72 .141
B Ziegler 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.70 .040
D Hernandez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1.34 .038
M Zagurski 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0.69 -.083
W Miley 7.2 6 1 3 0 10 1.21 -.140
B Bergesen 0.1 2 0 4 2 0 1.53 -.398
Total 13.0 13 1 7 4 14 1.59 -.121

Batter AB R H HR RBI BB SO pLI WPA
J Rutledge 7 1 1 0 1 0 4 1.98 -.060
T Colvin 6 1 2 0 1 0 1 1.61 .312
C Nelson 6 1 3 0 1 0 1 1.32 .239
W Rosario 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.20 .060
A Brown 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.00 -.071
D LeMahieu 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.78 -.212
D Fowler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M McBride 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.06 -.105
C Blackmon 6 1 4 0 1 0 0 1.51 .162
J Herrera 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1.97 .052
R Brothers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
E Escalona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.62 -.073
R Ortega 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.24 -.032
R Betancourt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T Chatwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.06 -.036
J Outman 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.36 -.011
J Roenicke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J Pacheco 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3.01 -.085
M Belisle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A Ottavino 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Pomeranz 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.73 -.019
Total 48 7 13 1 6 4 14 1.59 .121
Batter AB R H HR RBI BB SO pLI WPA
A Pollock 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.23 -.168
A Hill 6 1 1 1 1 0 1 1.20 -.078
J Upton 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 1.37 -.175
P Goldschmidt 6 1 2 1 1 0 3 1.19 .451
K Schmidt 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.16 .060
T Graham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M Montero 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.82 .039
C Johnson 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2.06 -.300
G Parra 6 1 1 1 1 0 3 1.59 -.124
J McDonald 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 1.10 .014
D Hernandez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R Wheeler 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.49 -.064
J Putz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J Kubel 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.32 -.065
W Miley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.10 -.024
C Young 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.83 .055
B Bergesen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B Shaw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B Ziegler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M Zagurski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 44 5 8 3 5 5 15 1.42 -.379

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