We are three games in. It seems like so much more.
The charade is already getting old. Poor hitting, poor pitching, and throw in some late game poor defense, and you have the recipe for a bad team. It is a marathon, but this may be the longest marathon the Dbacks have ever run if this keeps up.
The Colorado Rockies came to Chase Field and defeated the Dbacks on Wednesday afternoon 9-2, taking two of three in the series. From the very first pitch, when Rockies CF Dexter Fowler hit a ball into the left field stands off of starter Doug Davis (0-1), a.k.a. Human Rain Delay Jr.
Davis gave up four funs and four hits in five innings. He wasn’t terribly bad, but not anything special either. The bullpen failed the Dbacks and their fans once again though. Reliever Jon Rausch got in long enough to raise his ERA again. When are they going to get the memo on this guy? Maybe they are waiting until his ERA is higher than his age? Billy Buckner was bad and even Tony Pena was not immune from giving up two runs, although they were both unearned thanks to Dback errors.
At the plate, it is no better. The Dbacks only got one player past first base after the first inning and that was Chris Young, who scored in the ninth inning after being hit by a pitch, taking second on catcher’s indifference (the dumbest rule in the book), and then finally reaching home plate on two groundouts.
Justin Upton looks like he is guessing at the plate. The rest of the Dbacks just plain had some bad at bats on Wednesday. This will get old real quick if it keeps up. It’s early, but you can’t say that forever.
Player of the game: Franklin Morales, Colorado. Morales pitched a very nice game and obviously had the Dbacks guessing all day and kept them off balance and at bay for six solid innings of work.
It was over when: The first pitch was thrown. Davis gave up quick round tripper and although the Dbacks tied it in the bottom of the inning with Stephen Drew’s HR, they were never really in it today.
Up Next: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:40pm Friday at Chase Field
Topics: Arizona Diamondbacks, Billy Buckner, Chase Field, Chris Young, Colorado Rockies, Dexter Fowler, Doug Davis, Franklin Morales, Jon Rausch, Justin Upton, Los Angeles Dodgers, Stephen Drew, Tony Pena