The first inning didn't go as smoothly as Robbie Ray wanted, tonight. It started off with three straight singles to Charlie Blackmon, Jose Reyes, and an RBI single to Carlos Gonzalez. They added another run on a Nolan Arenado sac fly put the Rockies up 2-0. Not the greatest start for Ray, but the Dbacks would help him out in the bottom of the inning and cut the lead in half. A. J. Pollock, who was once again batting in the third spot, doubled for the 38th time this season. He was followed by Paul Goldschmidt, who did what he does, and singled him home. 2-1 Rockies.
Ray sat the Rockies down in order in the second, and Christian Bergman responded by doing the same to the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the second. In the third, Ray wasn't fantastic, but he got the job done, for the most part. He gave up another single to Reyes, but picked him off in the next at bat. That was fortunate, because right after the pickoff, CarGo hit a no doubter home run to put Colorado up by two.
The Dbacks would claw back to tie the game. Ender Inciarte got a one out triple in the third, setting up Brandon Drury to bring him home on a groundout, bringing the Dbacks within one. To tie it up, David Peralta got the fourth started by hitting his tenth triple of the year, setting up Jake Lamb's sac fly to tie the game.
After that, the teams just kept trading zeros. The two teams both went down in order once. The Dbacks did it in the fifth, and the Rockies did it in the sixth. They kept trading those zeros until the bottom of the eleventh. Brooks Brown loaded the bases with three walks on thirteen pitches. He was pulled, and Phil Gosselin hit an RBI single to win the game. 4-3 Dbacks.
Baseball Season: Silvino Bracho, 38.8%
The Offseason: Wellington Castillo, -31.2%
The roll call tool isn't working for me tonight, so I'm going to skip it. It seems to be stuck somewhere in the sixth inning or so for comment counts. As for Comment of the night, I'm going to give it to everyone who showed up. As I mentioned, this is my last recap of the season. I've had a blast writing about the team and giving myself a reason every week in my hectic schedule to sit down and actually listen to a game, but it wouldn't be nearly as fun if you all weren't in the GDT's and commenting on my recaps. Thanks guys. Of course, thanks also goes to Jim for putting up with me. I haven't been the most punctual or reliable of his writers this season, and yet he still hasn't kicked me out yet. Don't have too much fun during the winter, watching your Non-Baseball sports. If you need me, I'll be staring out the window, waiting for spring...