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Hawpe's hit in the seventh helps Rockies beat Diamondbacks

Apr 14, 2007 - 7:22 AM PHOENIX (Ticker) -- Brad Hawpe and the Colorado Rockies finally had some success against Brandon Webb.

Hawpe's two-run double off Webb in the seventh inning was the key hit as the Rockies posted a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kaz Matsui had three hits and scored twice and Todd Helton and Matt Holliday had two hits and drove in two runs apiece for Colorado, which won for the first time in six games here vs. Webb.

"Maybe Webb did not have the best location at times on his sinkers," Arizona manager Bob Melvin said. "I actually thought Webb made a pretty good pitch to Hawpe, but he just turned on it."

Webb (1-1) surrendered five runs, eight hits and four walks in seven innings while striking out two. "I felt pretty good at first, right up until the last inning," Webb added. "It just seems like I couldn't make a perfect pitch. I couldn't make the big pitch, that's what it was."

After Arizona tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth on a two-run homer by Eric Byrnes off Rockies starter Josh Fogg, the Diamondbacks stormed back in the seventh.

With runners on first and second, Hawpe hammered a double down the right field line off Webb to plate Jamey Carroll and Holliday, helping Colorado regain a two-run lead.

Reliever Jeremy Affeldt (1-0) worked a scoreless sixth for the win, two more relievers bridged the gap to closer Brian Fuentes, who had a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save.

Helton had RBI singles in the third and fifth innings to reach 1,000 RBI for his career.

"It's a large number," Helton said. "There is no denying. I'm proud to get there and happy to get some more. It always helps when it comes in a win." For Rockies manager Clint Hurdle, a former major leaguer himself, it was a pleasure to watch.

"It was nice to see him get that, it's quite an accomplishment," Hurdle said. "He's a great player and he's a great hitter. To knock down that milestone has got to feel pretty special."

Fogg allowed three runs, five hits and two walks in five-plus innings.

But it was the Rockies bullpen which got noticed, after four relievers pitched hitless ball for the final four innings.

"They have some good arms down there and when you turn over a lead to some guys in a close game, you have to score off their bullpen and we didn't and they got a big hit off of Webby," Melvin said.

The combination of Affeldt, Manuel Corpas, LaTroy Hawkins and Fuentes also got Fogg's attention.

"I think the bullpen is one of the strengths of this team," Fogg said. "I think that coming into the season that's what we planned on."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 6 10 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - JOSH FOGG, JEREMY AFFELDT (6TH), MANNY CORPAS (7TH), LATROY
    HAWKINS (8TH), BRIAN FUENTES (9TH) AND YORVIT TORREALBA
    ARI - BRANDON WEBB, TONY PENA (8TH), JUAN

    Apr 14 12:16 AM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED KAZ MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M HOLLIDAY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 6
    ARIZONA 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.306, 1-FOR-3, BB, 2 RBI)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 14 12:06 AM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Corpas relieved J Affeldt.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S Hairston (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 13 11:36 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - PITCHING CHANGE
    COL: MANNY CORPAS (0-1, 1.93) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5, ARIZONA 3
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S HAIRSTON (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 13 11:36 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Carroll at third base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5
    ARIZONA 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S Hairston (.257, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 13 11:36 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 5 8 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 5 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - JEREMY AFFELDT
    ARI - BRANDON WEBB

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: S HAIRSTON (.257, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    C YOUNG (.179, 0-FOR-2)
    C SNYDER (.211, 0-FOR-2)

    Apr 13 11:35 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRAD HAWPE SCORED JAMEY CARROLL AND MATT
    HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, 0 LEFT ON, 3 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 5
    ARIZONA 3 END TOP, 7TH

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 11:35 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ERIC BYRNES (3) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JOSH FOGG SCORED STEPHEN DREW.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3, ARIZONA 3
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: O HUDSON (.372, 0-FOR-2)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 11:16 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED JOHN MABRY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.317, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 13 10:56 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED JOHN MABRY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 3
    ARIZONA 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.317, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 10:56 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 2 0 2 4 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - JOSH FOGG
    ARI - BRANDON WEBB

    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: S FINLEY (.063, 0-FOR-2)
    K MATSUI (.300, 1-FOR-2)
    J MABRY (.000, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 13 10:50 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ERIC BYRNES SCORED STEPHEN DREW.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E BYRNES ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    ARIZONA 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: O HUDSON (.381, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 10:37 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED JOHN MABRY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M HOLLIDAY ON FIRST, T HELTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 2
    ARIZONA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.303, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 10:26 PM


  • NL
    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED KAZ MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HELTON ON FIRST, J MABRY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 1
    ARIZONA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.300, 1-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. DiamondbacksApr 13 10:25 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 0 1 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: COL - JOSH FOGG
    ARI - BRANDON WEBB

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C TRACY (.229, 1 HR, 8 RBI)
    C JACKSON (.258, 0 HR, 4 RBI)
    S HAIRSTON (.265, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 13 10:04 PM