The story tonight was definitely Rubby's start. He pitched like an ace in Petco, not one of the more reviled pitchers on the roation in Coors. Through the first seven innings, he held the Rockies scoreless, and only allowed them to get three hits and didn't give up a walk. On top of it all, he sat the Rockies down in order when he needed to the most in the sixth and seventh innings, the two innings where the Dbacks scored. Chip Hale may have left him out there a bit two long, since he gave up a lead off walk, a single, and then a wild pitch to allow the first run to score. Great start from him, though, and fantastic to see.
The offense was quiet most of the night, but when they woke up, they woke up big. They put up a four spot in the sixth, chasing Chris Rusin, who up to that point had been almost as good as Rubby. Also great to see was Paul Goldschmidt's mammoth solo shot in the seventh. Ultimately, it wasn't that big of a deal in the box score, but it's good that he is starting to hit the ball with authority again. Full recap to follow shortly!