Moyer, Fowler Star In Rockies Win


It seems the story every time Jamie Moyer takes the mound is how he is incredibly old and still playing. The story in the Rockies 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks was how well Moyer played. Pitching into the seventh inning has been no small feat for Rockies starters in 2012, but Moyer threw six scoreless innings to start the game, giving his only run with one out in the 7th before being replaced by Josh Roenicke. He Also helped himself out in the bottom of the 4th with 2 out driving in two runs by beating out an infield single, scoring Jordan Pacheco and Dexter Fowler.

The Rockies would start the scoring off in the 2nd inning, with two runners on base Pacheco drove in Troy Tulowitzki, then Dexter Fowler got his first of three hits, driving in two runs with a triple to deep right-center-field to put the Rockies up 3-0. Moyer’s two RBI in the 4th put the Rockies up by five. Tyler Colvin tripled to start off 5th and scored on a Carlos Gonzalez single for Colorado’s sixth and final run of the night.

Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin gave up six runs in 6 innings for the loss dropping him to 2-2. The win improves Jamie Moyer to 2-3 on the season. Dexter Fowler went 3-3 and finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. This win marks the first time the Rockies have won back to back games since a three game winning streak from April17-20.