Loss moves Cards into two way tie
The Colorado Rockies hoped to continue their success after sweeping the San Diego Padres last week but the St. Louis Cardinals, playing for their playoff lives, managed to hold off the Rockies before taking the lead in the 4th inning when Carlos Martinez doubled in two runs.
The win moves St. Louis into a two way tie with the SF Giants for the second NL Wild Card spot.
“It really helped that I was helping my cause,” Martinez said through a translator. “Not only my cause but also the team. I knew that the minute that the game was tied, we were going to come back a lot more aggressive and a lot more positive to be able to have the outcome that we had.”
Tyler Anderson started out shaky giving up runs to Martinez and Randall Grichuk who slammed his 23rd home run but recovered by the fourth inning to strike out seven. He gave up eight hits and five runs, two of them earned with no walks.
“Tonight my focus was to try to get ahead, try to throw a lot more strikes than I did last time, and stay out of hitter’s counts,” Anderson said.
Game two kicks off at 7:40 at Coors Field. Taking the mound for your Rockies will be LHP Jorge De La Rosa (8-8, 5.22 ERA) while the Cards will send out Adam Wainwright (11-9, 4.51 ERA). Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Colorado Rockies!
Rockies fall to Giants before heading home
The Colorado Rockies (38-46, 3rd NL West) were hoping to capitalize on their 7-3 win Tuesday night but the San Francisco Giants’ (54-33, 1st NL West) Brandon Belt had other plans, and he implemented them early, popping out an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning. This allowed the SP Johnny Cueto to come out and calmly work his magic, shutting out the Rockies in nine innings.
“He’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” said Jorge De La Rosa, who lost both of his starts during the Rockies’ 1-5 road trip despite allowing just five runs in 14 innings. “I just had to keep the game close and wait until the guys start swinging the bats.”
The Rockies return home to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game series kicking off at 7:40 tonight. Chad Bettis (6-6, 5.85 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Rockies and will match up against Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.31 ERA). Bettis has gone 4-1 in his last five starts. Morgan is starting in place of Aaron Nola.
Tickets for the series are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Colorado Rockies!
Rockies begin series against Yankees
The Colorado Rockies took game two 5-3 Saturday night and followed that up with a 2-1 win to close out the series with two wins and a loss led by SP Tyler Anderson in his Major League debut. Anderson went 6 1/3rd innings, striking out six and 1/3rd innings, striking out six and allowing only two runs.
“That was Tyler Anderson’s day,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “To step up like that, talk about a tough assignment. Come in here and pitching like, that’s big-time stuff. He pounded in the zone, I don’t think he walked a guy, and the changeup was a difference-maker. The fastball-changeup combination mixed in with the cutter, he had all his weapons working. Great command. What a debut.”
There is little time to celebrate as the Rox welcome the New York Yankees to Colorado for a three game series with Nathan Eovaldi taking the mound for the Yankees and SP Jorge de la Rosa starting for the Rockies. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Rockies!
After finishing last in the NL West last season, the Colorado Rockies are hoping that talented young players like Josh Rutledge, Chris Nelson and Wilson Rosario will add a spark to the offense that was so sorely missed last season.
The projected pitching rotation looks like it will be
1. RHP Jhoulys Chacin
2. LHP Jorge De La Rosa
3. RHP Juan Nicasio
4. LHP Drew Pomeranz
5. LHP Jeff Francis
The projected batting lineup is shaping up to be
1. CF Dexter Fowler
2. 2B Josh Rutledge
3. LF Carlos Gonzalez
4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
5. 1B Todd Helton
6. RF Michael Cuddyer
7. C Wilin Rosario
8. 3B Jordan Pacheco
Be sure to get your tickets and get out to support your Colorado Rockies!