What Went Wrong: Another everything sucked kind of Sunday at Coors Field.
Of course, Jim Tracy's Sunday lineup card is getting most of the blame for that. And as always, there's justification in that thought process. However, for me at least it was easier to tolerate because we know Carlos Gonzalez is unavailable due to strep throat, and Ramon Hernandez, Todd Helton and Marco Scutaro were all no brainers to sit after a really long night at the ballpark full of stops and starts.
(Especially Helton, who as Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson pointed out had to go through his stretching routine twice.)
That said, I'm sure Tracy would have used a similar lineup regardless of last night's situation because he's Jim Tracy and that's how he rolls, but I also have a feeling the regulars would have struggled just as much against a locked in Trevor Cahill as the B squaders did — PS: Johnny Herrera did have three of the four hits Cahill allowed — so I'm not going to waste more time or energy beating the obvious drum this week.
I'll just tip my cap to Cahill for his effort, acknowledge Drew Pomeranz wasn't nearly good enough, and get ready to turn the page to San Diego.
Drew Pomeranz's Line: 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, 3 K, HR, 100 pitches (61 strikes)
Pomeranz was a mess today. It was obvious almost immediately that his offspeed pitches were going to be non factors, so Arizona turned him into a one-pitch pitcher. And to be honest, his fastball wasn't all that impressive either, so that obviously added up to an ineffective outing.
He also needs to improve holding baserunners — and by improve I mean at least make an honest (without balking) effort — because the Diamondbacks weren't shy about exposing that flaw and you know everyone else is taking note of that.