Aug.6, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies left fielder Eric Young Jr. (1) singles in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
This might have been one of the better pitched games for the Rockies this 2012 season. Drew Pomeranz, while a bit wild, was effective, and at moments, downright dominant. Over Pom's 4 innings, he punched out 7 batters, walked 3, and allowed 3 hits.
Adam Ottavino followed, pitching 3 innings of 1-hit ball, striking out 2 of his own.
Matt Belisle allowed 2 baserunners, 1 walk and 1 hit.
Rafael Betancourt, thanks to a great read by Carlos Gonzalez, closed the game out in fine form.
The offense was generally poor, plating only 2 of 12 baserunners. Eric Young Jr was 3-for-5 on the night, scoring both of Colorado's runs (one sacrifice fly, one single).
The most interesting part of the game HAD to be Jim Tracy's ejection in the 7th inning. With 2 outs, Shane Victorino hit a liner to CF that Dexter Fowler slid in and just BARELY missed, trapping the ball off of the ground. The umpires clearly didn't have a good view of the play, and the initial call was "Out", which was then overturned after some argument from Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly.
Jim Tracy then came out and absolutely lost his marbles on 3B umpire Mike Everitt and HP umpire Laz Diaz, throwing his hat and getting ejected.
The best part of that whole fiasco was twofold: 1. Jim Tracy showed some strong emotion, and 2. Vin Scully's interpretation of Jim Tracy's marble-loss.
This win was incredibly cathartic. Seeing the pitching sack up and shut down the Dodgers was amazing to watch. Seeing Eric Young Jr., Jordan Pacheco, and Johnny Herrera have multi-hit games was just kind of fun. Seeing Jim Tracy explode felt good, as that's been one of the biggest complaints against the man this season. Beating the Dodgers always feels good. Our second shutout of the season is wonderful.
Hell of a game, boys. There was drama, there was pitching, and the Rockies won. I can sleep well now.
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