Colorado once again played like it is Sunday and they were at church instead of the baseball diamond. Cincinnati Reds scored once in four different innings to win by a 4-1 final. Two runs were unearned. One of them was on a leadoff bunt by Billy Hamilton that was thrown up the line to put him on third base with no outs. The other unearned run scored when NoDo uncharacteristically threw the ball off line with plenty of time which would have been the third out. Colorado’s only run came on Nazty’s home run. Their best scoring chance came in the fifth inning when Morneau had a four-pitch walk and Mike McKenry followed with a ground rule double with nobody out. Then Homer Bailey who had his best game of the season struck out D.J. LeMahieu and Juan Nicasio before inducing a foul pop out to Nazty. Aroldis Chapman came in the 9th and fired heaters of at least 100 MPH to get his first save of the season.
The Rockies drop to 1-5 in Sunday games while dropping three of the last four due to the offense being handcufffed. The game today marked the end of the long 40 games in 42 days stretch to open the season. Happy Mother’s Day to all RWOers. Take a breather and enjoy a quiet week this week.