Mariners 4, Rockies 0: The Millwood Never Dies, But Rises Again, Harder And Stronger

What is dead may never die.

Kevin Millwood amazes me. The 37 year-old dominated his former team tonight, tossing a complete game two hit shutout, striking out 7 and walking 1. I'm not even mad, I'm impressed. Of course he did that at Coors Field -- that's just the way 2012 has gone for Colorado.

The Rockies got a good start from Alex White (0-3), but it's hard to win when you don't score any runs. White went 7 strong innings allowing 3 runs on 7 hits while striking out 7. If you're like me and have written off Colorado's playoff hopes, this was an encouraging sign from a promising young player auditioning for a permanent slot in the rotation.

To be honest, White's performance was about the only positive tonight for the Rockies, who got shut out by a pitcher in the twilight of his career in what is still the best hitter's park in baseball. It was tough to watch, but at least it was over in a tidy 2 hours and 32 minutes. So we've got that going for us, which is nice.

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Lost 1


The Rockies are 3-11 over their last 14 games. At least we get to see Christian Friedrich's Coors Field debut tomorrow. White set a pretty good mark tonight in his quest for a rotation slot -- your move Fried Rice.

Graph: Ugh.

Source: FanGraphs

We Salute: White (.030 WPA)

We Are Disappointed In: Everyone else, yuck

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