Rockies stumble, lose second in a row to Diamondbacks
PHOENIX — When Rockies manager Jim Tracy said before Wednesday night’s 6-1 loss to the D-backs that he had an undisclosed amount of pitches in mind for reliever-turned-starter Josh Outman, 69 was probably in the ballpark. He just wasn’t expecting Outman to throw them all in the first three innings at Chase Field.
But that’s what Outman had in him and the D-backs built a 5-0 lead before Tracy took the left-hander out of the game. At the same time, rookie D-backs left-hander Wade Miley performed with clinical efficiency in his eight innings of work.
“He gave us a little lesson as far as attacking hitters,” Tracy said about the National League’s Rookie of the Month for April, now 7-2.AlertMe