On a night when Chi Chi Gonzalez (of all people) took a no-hitter into the sixth, it was Wade Davis again that sunk the Rockies on Tuesday in the desert. The Rockies were able to tie the game in the top of the eighth on a Tony Wolters RBI single, but Wade Davis game in and allowed a leadoff home run to Christian Walker in the bottom half. A hit and a walk later, Jake McGee came in to allow a two-run triple to make the score 5-2. Charlie Blackmon added a donger in the ninth but the Diamondbacks still prevailed 5-3. The Rockies fall to 57-68 while the Diamondbacks improve to .500, 63-63.
Chi Chi flirts with the No No
If he had done it, it probably would’ve qualified as the most improbable no-hitter in recent memory, but Chi Chi González took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of this one. He gave up a hit and later a Ketel Marte home run in that sixth inning to break up the no-no and give up the one-run lead the Rockies had. But he still managed to stifle the Diamondbacks for six innings despite only two strikeouts. He was pulled after allowing a lead-off double in the seventh but finished with 6 innings, three hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and two runs allowed. By any measure, a great performance and just what the Rockies needed to keep them in the game.
The Rockies needed all the help they could get because they just couldn’t get the big hit. Daniel Murphy grounded into a double play with two on to end the first, and they loaded the bases in the fourth and fifth innings but only got one run on a bases-loaded walk by Tony Wolters. That’s eight left on in the first seven innings alone. That will not get you any post-game caramel treats.
Game two of the series is scheduled for 7:40 pm MT on Tuesday (and, considering there’s a roof, it’s pretty likely it will happen). Kyle Freeland will face off against Alex Young.