The Rockies lost to the Diamondbacks 2-0 in thirteen innings on Sunday.
Germán Márquez and Patrick Corbin battled it out in Arizona today. Neither starter allowed a run. Márquez allowed six hits in six scoreless innings. He struck out eight batters and walked one (intentionally). Corbin responded with 61⁄3 scoreless innings of his own. He only allowed two hits. He walked two batters and struck out six. But that was only half of the game.
The Rockies had a golden opportunity to score in the fifth inning. Mark Reynolds led off the inning with a walk, and Ian Desmond followed it up with a single. Trevor Story then walked to load the bases with nobody out. But Dustin Garneau popped out to the the second baseman, Márquez grounded into a fielder’s choice, and Charlie Blackmon grounded out to end the inning.
There was some weirdness in the tenth inning. AJ Pollock was on first base with one out, and David Peralta hit a grounder to second base. When LeMahieu went to field the ball, he ran into Pollock on his way to second base. At first, there was no call on the field and Pollock made his way to third base. Bud Black objected, the umpires conferred, and they called Pollock out. He was mad.
Somehow A.J. Pollock was called out here, after he was initially ruled safe. LeMahieu went well out of his way to initiate contact pic.twitter.com/pzwxxbY4XD— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) April 30, 2017
Chris Rusin then struck out Paul Goldschmidt to end the inning.
In his Rockies’ debut, Desmond went 1-5 with two strikeouts. He had an uneventful day in left field. There were some easy chances. He made a nice throw to second base after a Brandon Drury double that almost caught Drury at second base. But that had more to do with Drury taking his time and not sliding into second base than anything else.
In the bottom of the twelfth, Pollock hit a deep drive to left center field that, somehow, was not a home run. It ended up a double. If it landed about a foot to the left or a foot higher, it would have been the ballgame. According to Mike Petriello, the double went about 432 feet. The bases ended up loaded after Jordan Lyles walked David Peralta and hit Goldschmidt with a pitch. But he got Jake Lamb to ground out and send it to the thirteenth inning.
It ended in that inning. With a runner on, Daniel Descalso hit a pool shot to right field to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 win. The Rockies lost the game, but they still took the series and are still in first place after April.
The Rockies are off tomorrow. They’ll start a three game set against the Padres on Tuesday.