D-backs 10, Rockies 0
The hot streak the Colorado Rockies (24-31) have been on lately, took an evening off last night in Phoenix, as the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-30) knocked around Colorado starter Jeremie Guthrie en route to a 10-0 win. The rubber game of the three-game series is tonight at 7:40 MT at Chase Field (TV: Root Sports).
Guthrie allowed seven runs on 11 hits, including two-run homers to Aaron Hill and Jason Kubel, before he was summarily lifted by manager Jim Tracy with one out in the fourth inning. Kubel had added a two-run single in that inning and had five RBIs in the game.
“I don’t take anything for granted,” said Guthrie, who is 3-4 with a 6.35 ERA and has allowed 12 homers since the offseason trade with the Orioles that brought him to Colorado for pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. “If they kicked me off the team today, it wouldn’t surprise me. I haven’t earned a spot here. I haven’t pitched very well.
Official: Tuesday’s Box Score.
For his part, Rockies manager Jim Tracy clearly was not happy with Guthrie’s lack of command, but he said he intended to keep rolling him out there hoping that he gets it right. Guthrie was bested by Ian Kennedy, who allowed just five hits and matched a career high by striking out 12 batters. The Rockies whiffed 16 times in the game.
The Rockies threatened at times against him, putting five runners in scoring position, but to no avail. Wilin Rosario, Marco Scutaro and Michael Cuddyer all had doubles, but all were stranded on base.
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