Jun 28, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Francis (26) pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew B. Fielding-US PRESSWIRE
For the first time in what seems like forever, Colorado was the better team on paper coming into this game -- and tonight they played like it. Jeff Francis went 6 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 walk in the process to get Colorado's first starting pitcher win since June 4th. That's a long time, y'all. Then again, I wouldn't expect to see too many more this year with this 11 man rotation monster.
The Rockies leaped out to a 6 run advantage during Francis' dominant 6 innings, the highlights of which included RBI triples by Carlos Gonzalez and Tyler Colvin. On Gonzalez's triple, the throw went into the stands and CarGo walked home. After Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs, Michael Cuddyer smacked a two-run homer (12) in the 8th, as did Wilin Rosario -- also his 12th -- to provide the final margin of victory.
It was quite a satisfactory performance by the home nine tonight...now let's see if it will translate into their first series win in almost a month.
30 - 46
Graph: That is a fine shape for a Fangraph
We Salute: Francis (.269), Marco Scutaro (.137), Rex Brothers (.105)
We Are Disappointed In: Chatwood (-.091)
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