The Colorado Rockies pulled out a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night, but how costly will it prove in the long run? Jorge De La Rosa was pitching a solid game through 5 1/3 innings before he left with a blister on his middle finger. De La Rosa missed two months of the 2010 season with a similar injury. He held the D'Backs to three hits and struck out five batters. He was pitching the mid-90s during the game and using his changeup and curveball effectively. Fifty-four of his 87 pitches went for strikes.
Catcher Chris Iannetta had another good game with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. In the third inning, Iannetta started it with a single and then scored on a Dexter Fowler double. In the fourth inning, Jose Lopez singled and then moved to second on a passed ball. After an Ian Stewart strikeout, Iannetta doubled in Lopez. De La Rosa then delivered the surprise RBI single to right field.
The bullpen held things down once De La Rosa left. Matt Belisle delivered a scoreless 1 2/3 innings before giving way to Rafael Betancourt. Huston Street got into trouble in the ninth when he allowed a leadoff single and then walked Chris Young. Ryan Robert followed with an RBI single. However, Street got Miguel Montero, Russell Branyan and Gerardo Parra 1-2-3 after that to end the game.
The defensive highlights of the game came when Seth Smith (1-for-4, double) crashed into the right field wall to save an extra-bases hit and end the inning and Carlos Gonzalez's head-first dive/stretch to save a ball from finding its way into the corner of left field.
The Rockies and the Diamondbacks finish this series on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. MT when Jhoulys Chacin opposes Joe Saunders.