The effects of playing 40 games in the first 42 games took a toll on the Rockies as they lost 5-0 tonight. Justin Morneau was originally penciled into the lineup but he was scratched 45 minutes before the game. Jordan Pacheco took his catching gear off and played first base. Due to the wet fields, CarGo became the DH while Nazty started in left field for the first time this year. Mike McKenry came off the bench to start at catcher. All the moves resulted in a bad night all around. Nazty had two errors and McKenry threw the ball into LF on a steal attempt at 3B. The seventh inning was bad with HBP, wild pitches, passed ball, and errors. It is now 13 innings since the Rockies last scored a run.
NoDo had a single to extend his hit streak to 28, halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s mark. That was basically the highlight of the game from the Rockies’ offense. Colorado drops to 22-15 and 9-10 on the road. They head to Cincinnati to face Johnny Cueto in the first game of a three-game set.