This game was pure dominance, offensively and defensively, in favor of the Rockies. Ubaldo Jimenez scattered five hits in 7+ innings, allowed a run, walked one, and struck out six. He wound up with a .348 WPA, being the most impactful player of the game. Jason Grilli relieved Jimenez after a single and double started the inning. Grilli allowed an inherited runner to score on a ground out, but allowed nothing more. Manny Corpas pitched in a no-pressure ninth inning.
And, strangely enough, Yorvit Torrealba added the most offensively with his .150 WPA. He went 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBI, and two walks. Even Ubaldo Jimenez got into the action by going 2-for-2 with an RBI, the first of his career. Todd Helton had an epic at-bat that went 13 or so pitches before he whacked a home run. Matt Murton also smacked a homer, his first. Garrett Atkins went 0-for-4 and wound up with a -.101 WPA.
|Final - 5.6.2009||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|San Francisco Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||5||0|
|WP: Ubaldo Jimenez (2 - 4)
LP: Randy Johnson (2 - 3)
I wanted to chalk the scoring up to post hoc ergo propter hoc because I left to watch Lost before the scoring started, but the Rockies continued to score after I came back. Besides, that's a logical fallacy anyway.
The Rockies are now 11-15.
Thanks to DbacksSkins, Rockie4Ever, Jabberwocky, pierzynskirules, The Lodo Magic Man, Poseidon's Fist, blakestlubers25, Tom (RFTN), OrangeTorpedo, rockhead, holly96, fantasyfencing, Foxhole Atheist, WolfMarauder, EricMedic, Behrens, dds_dave, Redhawk, Rocktober 2007, walkoff59, free7694, Charlie77, Maris6161, nodakroxfan, dogs, and befizzle for the conversation.