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Colorado Rockies Inside Pitch 2008-08-15


Colorado Rockies Inside Pitch 2008-08-15
The Rockies were hoping to make an emphatic statement on their homestand against Washington, San Diego and Arizona. Instead, they made a groaning sound, going 3-7 on the homestand and falling nine games behind the Diamondbacks in the National League West race.

Colorado went 1-3 against the Nationals and 1-2 against both the Padres and Diamondbacks. Washington and San Diego are the two worst teams in the NL.

"We obviously had a good situation coming into the homestand, and it didn't work out, for whatever reason," infielder Clint Barmes said. "We didn't play good baseball, and that hurts. But now we're going on the road and starting a road trip. I think that's a good way to start -- just pick up and build from there. Hopefully (Friday) we can come out and put something together and have a good road trip, hopefully even better than the last one."

The Rockies have a major league-worst 20-40 road record, but they went 6-4 on their most recent trip after going 2-11 in their previous 13 road games.

They headed out on a six-game trip to Washington and Los Angeles, the start of a stretch that will see them play 12 of their next 15 games on the road. Other games away from Coors Field are at San Francisco and San Diego after a brief stop home for a series with Cincinnati.

DIAMONDBACKS 6, ROCKIES 2: Glendon Rusch allowed one hit through four innings, retiring 11 consecutive batters as he entered the fifth. But he gave up five runs in that inning, which began with a double and included back-to-back homers by Chris Snyder and Chris Burke to put the Diamondbacks ahead 3-1. With two outs, Rusch gave up a single and back-to-back walks, and reliever Matt Herges gave up a two-run single to Adam Dunn, the first batter he faced.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: August 15, 2008

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