The Rockies offense once again helped a decent starting pitcher look like a Cy Young canidate as the Blue Jays starter, Esmil Rogers, took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before Jonathan Herrera broke it up with a single up the middle.
But it wasn’t the offense that lost the game 8-3 Tuesday night against Toronto. It was the abysmal pitching by Jeff Francis. Francis was pretty much pitching for his continued spot in the rotation with the team announcing that Oswalt was for sure on his way up and someone was for sure on the way down to make space.
Nicasio will have to pitch pretty poorly to out-suck Francis’ missteps tonight: gave up four runs in the first, three home runs (two of them back to back) and a total of eight runs over six. He looked hittable over most of the night and really only had a couple of effective innings.
The Rockies made a push towards the end with Cuddy extending his career and NL leading hitting streak (16) singling home Cargo after his leadoff double. Rosario also had an RBI single, but it wasn’t nearly enough to make up for the hole Francis had dug earlier in the game and the Rockies helped the Blue Jay’s extend their winning streak to seven.