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Arizona at Colorado

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Arizona (31-49)000000000043
Colorado (42-37) «01002200x571

Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 0

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DENVER -- Jorge De La Rosa begged for the ball in the ninth inning, wanting desperately to get a chance at his first career complete game.

That idea was quickly rejected by Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy. Not because of a high pitch count or ineffectiveness, Tracy simply wanted to get his relievers some work.

De La Rosa became the third straight starter to pitch deep into a game, scattering four hits over eight innings as Colorado beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.

He had the stuff to take the mound for one more inning, but Tracy elected to give Joel Peralta two outs, and then let closer Huston Street finish off the game in a non-save situation.

"The bullpen has been virtually unused in the last four or five days," Tracy explained.

That's because Jason Hammel followed Jason Marquis' complete game with one of his own. Couple that with a day off and you have a well-rested bullpen.

Too rested for Tracy's taste.

De La Rosa (5-7) understood the logic behind the decision.

"They've got to pitch, too," he said.

The hard-throwing lefty won for the fifth time in six starts. Known more as a strikeout pitcher, he got 14 groundball outs as he had control of all four of his pitches.

"Once he establishes that fastball in the strike zone, it opens the door for his slider, curveball and changeup," Tracy said. "There was a point and time in the game tonight when had four pitches he was throwing for strikes. If you're an offensive player and you have to deal with four pitches for strikes, that's a monumental task."

The Diamondbacks had three more errors, running their season total to a major league-leading 74.

The sloppy play -- not to mention Arizona losing for the eighth time in nine games -- drew the ire of Mark Reynolds.

"This is the major leagues, you can't go out there and make three errors and expect to win a game. We looked like the Bad News Bears out there," Reynolds fumed. "It's frustrating as [expletive] out there. It's to the point where stuff's got to change. You can give all the rah-rah speeches you want and have all the team meetings you want, yell at guys or whatever, but guys got to give a damn.

"I don't really see it," he continued. "I know I care, I'm out there busting my tail every night. Physical errors are fine, but guys not doing the right thing, guys not being where they're supposed to be or guys giving up on [at-bats] is unacceptable at any level."

Gerardo Parra kicked off the shoddy play in the field by overthrowing second base in the fifth when Dexter Fowler stretched a single into a double. When the ball skipped into foul territory along the first-base side, Fowler got up and scampered home, sliding under the throw at the plate.

Later, Chris Young took his eyes off Ian Stewart's routine flyball in the sixth, the ball grazing his glove before landing in center field.

That was soon followed by Luke Carlin throwing to second on Stewart's steal attempt, only to find no one covering the bag. The ball bounced into center as Stewart took third. Carlin was originally credited with the error, but the official scorer later gave it to shortstop Augie Ojeda.

In spite of the miscues, Arizona manager A.J. Hinch tried to keep an even temper after the game.

"It's not this losing streak stretch, this week, this road trip, it's been a significant amount of time. So to pinpoint one thing or one deficiency is inaccurate," Hinch said. "We're a long way away from resembling the team we should. The only group that's going to be able to get us out of it is wearing our uniform."

Notes

Stewart hit his 15th homer of the season, a solo shot in the second. ... Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki rolled his ankle on a sixth-inning double, but Tracy said he's fine. The hit snapped an 0-for-16 skid. ... Diamondbacks RHP Max Scherzer (5-6) allowed six hits over six innings.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

J. De La Rosa
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 0
BB 4
K 6
Colorado

I. Stewart
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Arizona Diamondbacks
Felipe Lopez, 2B4000001 .299
Ryan Roberts, 3B3010000 .257
Justin Upton, RF3000123 .306
Mark Reynolds, 1B3010112 .271
Gerardo Parra, LF4000005 .250
Chris Young, CF2010210 .197
Luke Carlin, C3000013 .000
   a- Chad Tracy, PH1000010 .202
Augie Ojeda, SS3000012 .229
Max Scherzer, P2010010 .269
   b- Tony Clark, PH1000001 .196
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
Totals2904048  
a-struck out for Carlin in the 9th
b-lined out for Scherzer in the 7th
Batting
SH - Ryan Roberts (1)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Augie Ojeda (6, Missed catch of throw), Gerardo Parra (4, Throwing), Chris Young (1, Dropped fly)
Arizona Diamondbacks
Max Scherzer (L,5-6) 6653151 3.73
Esmerling Vasquez 1000020 4.94
Blaine Boyer 1100000 5.61
Pitches-Strikes - Max Scherzer 101-68, Esmerling Vasquez 11-9, Blaine Boyer 11-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Max Scherzer 7-7, Blaine Boyer 3-0
Batters Faced - Max Scherzer 26, Esmerling Vasquez 3, Blaine Boyer 4
Colorado Rockies
Dexter Fowler, CF4111020 .250
Clint Barmes, 2B4000010 .273
Todd Helton, 1B3110100 .312
Brad Hawpe, RF4000001 .328
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4121011 .253
Ian Stewart, 3B4111002 .216
Chris Iannetta, C2121000 .239
Carlos Gonzalez, LF3000012 .200
Jorge De La Rosa, P3000021 .042
    Joel Peralta, P0000000 .000
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals3157417  
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (18, Scherzer), Todd Helton (21, Scherzer), Troy Tulowitzki (11, Scherzer)
HR - Ian Stewart (15, Scherzer)
SF - Chris Iannetta (2)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (19), Troy Tulowitzki (32), Ian Stewart (40), Chris Iannetta (28)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler (7), Ian Stewart (20)
SB - Ian Stewart (6, 3rd base off Scherzer/Carlin)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Helton, De La Rosa-Tulowitzki-Barmes-Helton
E - Troy Tulowitzki (5, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
Jorge De La Rosa (W,5-7) 8400460 5.14
Joel Peralta 0.2000010 2.30
Huston Street 0.1000010 2.88
WP - Jorge De La Rosa (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 107-69, Joel Peralta 7-5, Huston Street 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 13-4
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 31, Joel Peralta 2, Huston Street 1
Game Information
Attendance - 49026
Game Time - 2:28
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Brian Runge