D’backs Drop Second Straight at Coors Field
By Thomas Lynch
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost 4-3 Saturday night to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It was the second straight defeat at the hands of the Rox and once again a ninth inning rally came up just a little bit short. Wil Nieves flied to right field to end the game as Paul Goldschmidt was left at third and Gerardo Parra was stranded at second. Trevor Cahill pitched well, surrendering three earned runs on six hits in falling to 0-3 on the season. Trailing 4-0 in the eighth inning, Eric Chavez came off the bench and cut the deficit in half with a two run homer, his first as a D’back. Miguel Montero‘s RBI groundout in the ninth inning wrapped up the scoring as Arizona has now dropped four out of their last five games and is 1-4 on the current road trip.
Cody Ross was tossed out of Saturday night’s game in Colorado. Image: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
There were some fireworks in the top of the seventh inning as Cody Ross was tossed out of the game by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild. After being called out on strikes, Ross flipped his bat and helmet in disgust as he started to walk out to his position not realizing Fairchild had given him the thumb. When Ross turned around, he exploded not believing he was just ejected from the game. He was so irate that Kirk Gibson had to restrain his right fielder only to be tossed himself. When you watch a clip of the video here, you will clearly see that Ross meant no disrespect toward Fairchild. That was a needless hook by the ump who should have his conduct reviewed by Major League Baseball.
For the second straight series, the D’backs head into a finale looking to avoid getting swept. Brandon McCarthy takes to the mound seeking his first victory with the Snakes as the Rockies counter with Juan Nicasio who hopes to stay undefeated. After finishing up in Denver, the D’backs head to San Francisco to face the World Series Champion Giants.
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