Monday, April 07, 2008

Rockies Beat Glavine

It was 34 degrees at Coors Field in the 2nd inning, but Tom Glavine managed to pitch an amazing game nonetheless, shutting out the Rockies for 6.1 innings and allowing only 3 hits.

Aaron Cook allowed one run in the top of the 1st inning, then pitched a phenomenal game after that, going 7 strong innings with only 1 run and 2 hits allowed.

In the bottom of the 8th, Atlanta pitcher Peter Moylan allowed a 2-run homer from Matt Holliday, which was enough to lose the game.

Game time was a scant 2:05. This was the shortest game I've ever seen. Previously I saw Greg Maddux pitch a 2:15 game for the Dodgers against the Padres, and Pedro Martinez pitch a 2:15 game at Angel Stadium.

This was my first trip to Coors Field, which was quite nice. Although it's a new park, it emulates the old ones, with a "manual" type scoreboard in right field, similar to the one on the Green Monster at Fenway.

It was a great introduction to Denver.

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