Rocktember: D-Backs Dealt Rockies A Blow

The Rockies found themselves at the mercy of the Brewers and the Padres. The D-Backs, who already had clinched the NL West title, came to Coors Field and knocked off the rockies 4-2, leaving the Rockies one loss of their own or a Padres win at Milwaukee on the final two scheduled games of the regular season away from elimination.

Jeff Francis

The D-Backs jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the expense of Rockies ace Jeff Francis, scoring once in the first and twice in the third on a two-run home run by first baseman Conor Jackson. Francis would get his eventual revenge — beating the D-Backs in Game 1 of the NLCS sweep by the Rockies, who then advanced to the World Series.

Baseball Almanac Box Scores

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Colorado Rockies 2

Arizona Diamondbacks ab   r   h rbi
Young cf 5 0 1 0
Upton rf 4 1 1 0
  Salazar rf 0 0 0 0
Byrnes lf 5 0 1 0
Jackson 1b 2 1 1 2
  Clark 1b 1 0 0 0
Reynolds 3b 3 2 2 0
Snyder c 4 0 0 0
Drew ss 4 0 3 1
Ojeda 2b 1 0 0 1
Webb p 3 0 0 0
  Cirillo ph 1 0 0 0
  Lyon p 0 0 0 0
  Valverde p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 4 9 4
Colorado Rockies ab   r   h rbi
Matsui 2b 5 1 2 0
Tulowitzki ss 4 0 0 0
Holliday lf 4 0 2 1
Helton 1b 3 0 0 0
Atkins 3b 4 1 2 0
Hawpe rf 4 0 2 1
Torrealba c 2 0 0 0
  Barmes pr 0 0 0 0
Sullivan cf 3 0 0 0
  Spilborghs ph 0 0 0 0
Francis p 2 0 1 0
  Speier p 0 0 0 0
  Stewart ph 0 0 0 0
  Buchholz p 0 0 0 0
  Herges p 0 0 0 0
  Koshansky ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 32 2 9 2
Arizona 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 0
Colorado 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0
  Arizona Diamondbacks IP H R ER BB SO
Webb  W (18-10) 7.0 8 2 2 2 2
  Lyon 1.0 1 0 0 0 2
  Valverde  SV (47) 1.0 0 0 0 2 3
Totals
9.0
9
2
2
4
7
  Colorado Rockies IP H R ER BB SO
Francis  L (17-9) 6.0 7 4 4 2 5
  Speier 1.0 1 0 0 2 0
  Buchholz 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
  Herges 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals
9.0
9
4
4
5
6

E–None.

DP–Arizona 2. Ojeda-Drew-Jackson, Drew-Ojeda-Jackson, Colorado 1. Tulowitzki-Matsui-Helton.

2B–Arizona Reynolds (20,off Francis); Byrnes (30,off Speier); Drew (28,off Buchholz), Colorado Matsui (21,off Webb); Hawpe (31,off Webb); Holliday (49,off Lyon).

HR–Arizona Jackson (15,3rd inning off Francis 1 on 2 out).

SH–Ojeda (2,off Buchholz); Torrealba (6,off Webb).

SF–Ojeda (1,off Francis).

IBB–Ojeda (3,by Francis).

SB–Young (27,2nd base off Francis/Torrealba); Byrnes (50,3rd base off Speier/Torrealba).

CS–Matsui (4,2nd base by Webb/Snyder).

U-HP–Tim Tschida, 1B–Jim Joyce, 2B–Jeff Nelson, 3B–Jim Wolf.  T–2:45.  A–48,190.

Day-By-Day In Rocktember

Date Opponent Score Winner Loser Save
9/16/2007 Fla W 13 – 0 F.Morales S.Olsen
9/18/2007 LA W  3 – 1 J.Francis C.Billingsley M.Corpas
9/18/2007 LA W  9 – 8 R.Speier T.Saito
9/19/2007 LA W  6 – 5 B.Fuentes J.Broxton M.Corpas
9/20/2007 LA W  9 – 4 U.Jimenez D.Lowe
9/21/2007 @SD W  2 – 1 M.Herges J.Thatcher
9/22/2007 @SD W  6 -2 R.Speier J.Cassel
9/23/2007 @SD W  7 – 3 J.Francis G.Maddux
9/25/2007 @LA W  9 – 7 R.Speier M.Hendrickson M.Corpas
9/26/2007 @LA W  2 – 0 J.Fogg D.Lowe M.Corpas
9/27/2007 @LA W  10 – 4 F.Morales E.Loaiza
9/28/2007 Ari L  2 – 4 B.Webb J.Francis J.Valverde
9/29/2007 Ari W  11 – 1 M.Redman E.Gonzalez
9/30/2007 Ari W  4 – 3 B.Fuentes D.Nippert M.Corpas
10/1/2007 SD W  9 – 8 (13) R.Ortiz T.Hoffman

Rockies Offensive Numbers For Rocktember

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Seth Smith 7 8 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .625
Matt Holliday 13 52 16 23 4 1 5 17 8 14 .442
Brad Hawpe 14 52 6 22 6 1 4 20 9 10 .423
Garrett Atkins 15 58 11 24 3 0 3 9 6 12 .414
Todd Helton 15 61 11 23 4 0 4 15 10 6 .377
Ryan Spilborghs 13 45 7 16 3 1 1 6 3 7 .356
Chris Iannetta 5 16 3 5 0 0 1 5 3 5 .313
Jamey Carroll 13 13 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 .308
Kazuo Matsui 12 46 12 12 4 0 0 3 6 6 .261
Troy Tulowitzki 15 67 16 17 6 1 3 13 5 12 .254
Yorvit Torrealba 12 42 6 10 4 0 2 4 3 10 .238
Jeff Baker 8 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 7 .231
Omar Quintanilla 6 10 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 .200
Cory Sullivan 14 29 5 5 3 0 0 1 3 5 .172
Ian Stewart 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167
Joe Koshansky 8 7 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .143
Clint Barmes 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Edwin Bellorin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Rockies Pitching Numbers for the Streak

Player W L Sv G GS IP H R HR BB SO ERA
Jeremy Affeldt 0 0 0 7 0 4.1 1 0 0 1 3 0.00
Taylor Buchholz 0 0 0 5 0 5 4 0 0 2 4 0.00
Ramon Ortiz 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Franklin Morales 2 0 0 3 3 17 8 3 0 5 15 1.59
Brian Fuentes 2 0 0 10 0 11 5 2 0 5 10 1.64
Jeff Francis 2 1 0 3 3 20.2 20 7 3 6 23 3.05
Manuel Corpas 0 0 5 10 0 11 12 4 2 2 3 3.27
Ryan Speier 3 0 0 7 0 5.1 5 2 0 2 7 3.38
LaTroy Hawkins 0 0 0 6 0 5 6 2 1 1 4 3.60
Jorge Julio 0 0 0 8 0 7.1 8 3 2 1 8 3.68
Matt Herges 1 0 0 7 0 9.2 5 4 2 5 7 3.72
Mark Redman 1 0 0 3 3 14.1 18 7 2 4 10 3.77
Josh Fogg 1 0 0 3 3 15.2 21 8 1 5 12 4.60
Ubaldo Jimenez 1 0 0 3 3 16.2 15 9 3 9 13 4.86

Redman was charged with one unearned run, the only unearned run allowed by the Rockies during the 15 games.

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