The Rockies won game 1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1. The game was great and the Rockies responded quickly to the fast start by the Diamondbacks to score five unanswered runs.
Francis was solid and was able to work out of a few jams and got solid back-up by his defense in the field. Tulowitzki and Matsui were turning double plays and Holliday made some good plays in the field.
Fans got upset with a call in the seventh when Justin Upton was called for interference and two outs were called. Fans then began booing and some unruly fans threw water bottles from the upper deck onto the field.
Luckily there were some good fans in the stands who pointed out who was throwing the bottles and the police were able to escort those trouble-makers out of the stadium.
By-the-way, it was interference. The way Upton reached out and got into Matsui went too far and was definitely interference. If he would have stayed on the bag, he would have been fine because Matsui was making sure of the out and was not going to throw through.
Rockies have game 1 because of a good team effort. Let’s get another one tomorrow night.