DENVER (CBS4) — The Colorado Rockies tweeted a photo of the wrong stadium Tuesday, in a not-so-subtle joke aimed at the Denver Post.
Back in April, The Denver Post published a photo of the wrong ballpark on its “Ultimate Visitors Guide To Coors Field” — and got roasted on social media.
The photo accompanying the article is actually Citizens Bank Park — home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Rockies are in Philadelphia to start a three-game series against the Phillies Tuesday night.
They marked the occasion with a tweet of Citizens Bank Park that stated, “Good to be back at Coors Field.”
DENVER — Paul Goldschmidt had his second straight two-homer game and drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks took advantage of a double error by Brian Shaw to rally past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Saturday night.
Shaw (2-5) entered the game to protect a 7-6 lead and allowed six runs — only one of them earned — while getting just two outs before leaving to a chorus of boos and insults from the crowd of 43,000-plus.
Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 — his fourth straight game with at least three hits — and has 16 hits in eight games in June after collecting 14 hits in 27 games in May. He hit his 11th and 12th long balls this season, both off Rockies starter Chad Bettis.
The Diamondbacks won their seventh straight game at Coors Field, a streak that dates to last June 21. Colorado has lost six straight at home overall.
It could have been different before Shaw’s meltdown.
The right-hander mishandled pinch-hitter Ketel Marte’s potential double-play comebacker and then threw wildly into right field for a second error, allowing John Ryan Murphy to score the tying run all the way from second and putting Marte at third.
One out later, Shaw intentionally walked Goldschmidt, and Jake Lamb lined a single to center to put Arizona ahead 8-7.
David Peralta followed with a two-out single to right that made it 10-7, and after walking Jarrod Dyson on four pitches, Shaw gave up a two-run double to Nick Ahmed.
Silvino Bracho (2-0) picked up the win, throwing a pair of 1-2-3 innings and striking out four in relief of starter Matt Koch, who gave up three homers, two to Trevor Story — his 13th and 14th — and one to DJ LeMahieu, his sixth.
Bettis was tagged three times, too, with Nick Ahmed also taking him deep.
The Rockies have allowed a major league record three or more home runs in five consecutive home games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Colorado also has given up 10 or more hits in 11 consecutive games since May 28. That’s the longest in the majors since Seattle’s 11-game streak in August of 2008 and the longest in the National League since the Dodgers had a 12-game streak Aug. 23-Sept. 5, 2006.
Rockies: RF Carlos Gonzalez was a late scratch from the lineup with back spasms. He was replaced in right field by Noel Cuevas and in the cleanup spot by Story, who came close to hitting his third homer of the night when he flied out to the wall in right in the eighth. … The Rockies recalled LHP Sam Howard from Triple-A Albuquerque to take the roster spot of LHP Harrison Musgrave (bereavement list). Musgrave is expected back Wednesday.
Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (5-5, 5.12) faces Rockies LHF Kyle Freeland (6-5, 3.48) in today’s finale of the three-game series.
Denver Sports Omelette: Colorado Rockies win 5 in a row on the road, find early-season success away from Coors Field
Home away from home? The Rockies are thriving away from Coors Field early this baseball season.
Colorado is coming back to Coors Field from a 6-3 road trip, which finished on a five-game winning streak. On the road this season, the Rox are 15-8 — the most road wins out of any MLB team so far.
Historically, the franchise has not seen best of success away from Denver. The Rockies have only had two seasons with winning road records — both with 41-40 records in 2009 and 2017. But under Bud Black, that has seemingly changed. In 2017, Colorado jumped out to a franchise-best 24-10 start away from home by June 10 before stumbling to a 17-30 record the rest of the way.
A big part of this year’s success is due to a starting rotation that has combined for a 1.71 ERA over their last 11 starts, according to Patrick Saunders. Chad Bettis is the feel-good story of this early baseball season. Battling back from cancer — for a second time — he’s pitched lights out, compiling a 4-1 record with a 2.05 ERA in seven starts.
Colorado’s bats, however, have been surprisingly quiet. Entering Sunday’s game the Rox were batting .228, near the bottom of the majors, but were leading the National League in home runs. Nolan Arenado said on Thursday: “It’s good to hit the ball out of the ballpark, but we still have to have those quality at-bats.”
The Rockies begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday against the Angels and Brewers. Perhaps they’ll bring that winning charm home where they’re just 5-7 on the year.
— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post
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Raimel Tapia: 1-for-5, 2B
Ryan McMahon (No. 2 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jordan Patterson (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-2, R
Antonio Senzatela: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Scott Oberg: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 9, Portland Sea Dogs 6
Garrett Hampson (No. 9 PuRP): 2-for-3, R, 2 BB, 2 SB
Dom Nunez (No. 21 PuRP): 2-for-5, HR, R, 3 RBI
Yonathan Daza (No. 19 PuRP): 0-for-5
Brendan Rodgers (No. 1 PuRP): 1-for-4
Sam Hilliard (No. 17 PuRP): 2-for-4, 2B, R
Bruan Mundell (No. 13 PuRP): 0-for-2, BB, R
Ryan Castellani (No. 6 PuRP): 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
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High-A: San Jose Giants 10, Lancaster JetHawks 5
Forrest Wall (No. 16 PuRP): 3-for-5, R, SB
Vince Fernandez (No. 28 PuRP): 1-for-1, 2B, R, RBI, 3 BB
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Low-A: Rome Braves 6, Asheville Tourists 3
Chad Spanberger (No. 29 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, SB
Ryan Vilade (No. 7 PuRP): 3-for-4, 2 RBI
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