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Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4
2006-04-13 13:14
by Mark T.R. Donohue

I didn't catch a minute of this one because my band was practicing for a show tonight, but you know, one-run games. Essentially a crapshoot, unless the Royals are involved. Two hits for Cory Sullivan, another homer for Brad Hawpe, a bounceback start for Jeff Francis, but the bullpen couldn't make a one-run lead stand up. It happens. At least Colorado's four-game winning streak didn't go quietly, as the Rockies jumped on Miguel Batista early and tied Arizona in walks (with three) and struck out fewer times (six versus ten). Danny Ardoin managed to push his average up to .100 with one single and one walk, so there's that.

2006-04-13 13:26:39
1.   Bob Timmermann
Some bad baserunning by Ardoin and some weird fielding by Hawpe really hurt in this game.
2006-04-13 15:03:29
2.   Mark T.R. Donohue
Shouldn't catchers with excellent defensive reputations be above-average baserunners, when you account for their lack of speed? I mean, if they spend all of their time watching other guys run the bases, you'd think they would figure it out.

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