The Rockies are swimming with youngsters lately and tonight they showed some old school moves, namely that pitching and timely hitting wins games more often then not.
And if the Rockies needed anything it would be a win…
On the cusp of a second sweep, as well as the threat of dropping eight at home, the team put on a good ol’ fashioned show for the 29,659 in attendance.
It all started with pitching. Alex White, called back up today, held the Cardinals to five hits over five and a third while giving up only two earned. Then the Kill B’s came in and shut things down in a hurry. Brothers, Belisle and Betancourt pitched three and two-thirds innings of no-hit ball and looked masterful doing it.
With one half of the equation taken care of, the other half, namely hitting, took over. Going 5-13 with runners in scoring position, Pacheco going 3 for 3 with two RBI’s, Rutledge and Rosario both hitting two-run home runs all led to a very satisfying win.
Especially for Rutledge who’s seventh inning home run was his fourth long ball in as many games, a Rockies record.
After the game White showed he has the confidence to pitch as coors, as he said:
I threw a lot of good-two seam fastballs tonight, but I had all four pitches working…I know I have the stuff to pitch up here.
ROCKIES: 8 CARDINALS: 2