De La Rosa, Rockies stymie Diamondbacks

BY foxsports • July 4, 2009

Jorge De La Rosa begged for the ball in the ninth inning, wanting desperately to get a chance at his first career complete game.

That idea was quickly rejected by Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy. Not because of a high pitch count or ineffectiveness, Tracy simply wanted to get his relievers some work.

De La Rosa became the third straight starter to pitch deep into a game, scattering four hits over eight innings as Colorado beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.

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