Aaron Cook had an exceptional day yesterday pitching the Rockies to an 8-1 win over the Marlins. After dropping the first game of a make-up double-header, 4-1, the Rockies looked quite good. Cookie pitched a complete game with only 1 run, 5 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. This lowered his ERA from almost 7 to 5.01. This is the Aaron Cook that Rockies fans have been waiting to see. Cook also got 2 hits and scored both times, and became the all-time winningest pitcher in Coors history.
The Marlins starter Nate Robertson lasted a scant 4 innings, giving up 5 runs off 5 hits and 4 walks. Marlins pitching gave up a total of 6 walks in the game.
Of course as the second game, both teams started much of their benches. The Rockies had an early error off Melvin Mora, but Cook recovered to get the out. (In previous games this year, errors have been very costly for the Rockies.)
At the plate, Fowler got 3 hits (and 2 walks) and scored twice. Tulo got 2 hits. Catcher Migeul Olivo's 3-run homer in the 3rd gave the Rockies a 5-run lead early in the game, which they never lost.
It was also a gorgeous day for a game after what had been miserable rain, snow, clouds, and cold for the several days preceding it. The 31,000 people present enjoyed it immensely.