Apparently the sim squirrels that knocked out our video for Sunday’s game also knocked out all the offense in this 1-0 pitchers’ duel. Kyle simFreeland artfully combined 2018 realFreeland’s effectiveness with 2019 realFreeland’s control issues for 6 2⁄3 innings before Wade simDavis got the win and Scott simOberg got the save. Just how we all drew it up.
The simRockies are currently hitting .238 as a team, with only two of their starters hitting over .230 (Nolan simArenado at .345 and Daniel simMurphy at .300). Sunday’s game didn’t do much to help in that department. The Rockies only put up four hits—two of them were by simMurphy, and none of them were by simArenado, whose hitting streak ended at 11 games. But Trevor simStory’s RBI double in the eighth proved to be enough to hold off the simDiamondbacks and move the simRockies to 8-7 on the season.
Some pitching stuff
Kyle simFreeland’s 6 2⁄3 innings featured five walks and four hits, but he was solid in the category that matters most. He handed the ball over to newly demoted simDavis, who handled his middle relief appearance well: He gave up one hit and no runs and ultimately earned the win. Tyler simKinley and Jairo simDíaz handled a scoreless eighth before Scott simOberg nailed down his first save opportunity of the season.
In case you missed it, you can catch yesterday’s game here. It’s audio only, but let’s be real: We’re all watching these sims mostly for Ben Kouchnerkavich’s commentary, right?
The simRockies are off Monday before heading back to San Diego to play the simPadres on Tuesday night at 8:10 MT. Chi Chi simGonzález will be on the hill for the simRockies vs. Dinelson simLamet for the simPadres. The simRockies’ leading hitter, Tony Some-Number-Of-Bags simWolters is expected to be activated before Tuesday’s game, so we’re guaranteed* to see some more offense!
*Not an actual guarantee.