Colorado 6, Arizona 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Jim Reynolds, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 32162

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
Colorado 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 16-22 7-12 9-10 L1
Colorado 15-21 9-10 6-11 W2

Recap


Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 1:
Forty-nine-year-old Jamie Moyer pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and drove in two runs with an infield hit to become the oldest player in major league history to record an RBI as host Colorado won two straight games for the first time since April 20.

Moyer (2-3), who had allowed 14 runs in his last three starts covering 15 innings, yielded six hits and struck out five in winning his 269th career game as Colorado improved to 3-9 in its last 12.

Dexter Fowler had three hits and a two-run triple and Jordan Pacheco had two hits and two runs scored for Colorado, which made a triumphant return to Coors Field after a 2-6 road trip. The Rockies, who average 3.2 runs with a .219 batting average on the road, were at 6.5 runs and .282 at home entering Wednesday.

Rookie left-hander Patrick Corbin (2-2) allowed six runs and nine hits in six innings for Arizona, which has dropped 11 of 14.

With Colorado leading 3-0 and two outs in the fourth, Pacheco singled and Fowler doubled. Moyer chopped a slow roller down the first base line and eluded the tag of Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt. Fowler never stopped running and easily beat Goldschmidt’s throw home to give the Rockies a 5-0 lead.

Pacheco’s RBI single put Colorado in front 1-0 in the second and Fowler followed with his triple to make it 3-0. Carlos Gonzalez’s RBI single in the fifth gave the Rockies a 6-0 lead.

Pinch hitter Cody Ransom chased Moyer with a run-scoring double.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With a left-hander on the mound and Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill pitching Thursday, Colorado manager Jim Tracy gave first baseman Todd Helton the night off. … Moyer improved to 5-1 lifetime against Arizona. … Julio Franco held the previous record of oldest player to have an RBI. He was six months younger than Moyer, who has 15 RBIs in 398 career at-bats. … Moyer made his 636th career start; Corbin his fourth. … The Rockies improved to 2-6 in games started by Moyer. … Colorado won a season-high three straight games from April 17-20.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Colorado
Patrick Corbin Player Jamie Moyer
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 5
9 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 1.42
Hitting
Arizona   Colorado
John McDonald Player Dexter Fowler
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 6
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 6 0 9 .182 17 7 1 3 1 0
Colorado 9 0 14 .281 8 3 6 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Rockies have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .381 after a loss.