The Rockies kept up with their hot playing last night as they defeated the D-Backs in 11 innings. What really must hurt the D-Backs is the fact that the Rockies beat Jose Valverde who has been lights out this whole season. Willy Taveras was 1 for 4 with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, a double and 2 walks. His second walk was in the 11th inning with the bases loaded as he drove in Ryan Spilboroghs who had a pinch hit single to start the inning.
Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was good again last night as he worked the first 5 innings and he allowed 5 hits, 1 earned run, walked 4 batters and whiffed 6. Matt Herges, LaTroy Hawkins and Brian Fuentes followed Jimenez and they worked 3 scoreless innings allowing 3 hits while striking out 3. Manny Corpas blew the save in the 9th inning but he was the winning pitcher. He threw 2 innings and he allowed 1 hit, 1 earned run and whiffed 2 batters. Ryan Speier pitched a scoreless inning in the 11th inning to earn the save. The Rockies are up 2-0 over the Diamondbacks as the series shifts to Coors Field.