Are you a half glass full person or a half glass empty person? The Rockies won 7-3 promoting some tacos for the fans. They are now 4-4 over the last eight games earning splits in consecutive four-game series, but 4-15 over the last 19 games.
The game was well played with the exception of Jorge De La Rosa. He needed 108 pitches to go just 4.1 innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and three walks. De La Rosa was staked to an early 3-1 lead on Tulo’s once-a-month two-run single and Tattoo Man’s run scoring single. The Phillies tied the game at 3-3 on Chase Utley’s triple, sac fly, and a Ryan Howard solo shot.
Mike McKenry immediately responded with a two-run shot after a Ben Paulsen single. Colorado added two insurance runs in the seventh for a 7-3 final. The bullpen had a fine day after DLR’s rough ride over 4.1 innings. Christian Bergman, Scott Gopherg, Boone Logan, Betty, and John Axford went the final 4.2 innings giving up just two hits and one walk.
DLR surpassed Ubaldo Jimenez for most strikeouts by a Rockies pitcher today. Hang on to your chair for this breaking news: the entire Rockies offense had ZERO strikeouts. More breaking news: Barnes has four hits today while Drew Stubbs has six hits in the entire season.
The San Francisco Giants are here this weekend for a four-game series (one is make up game Saturday). I suspect that Walt Weiss put in Christian Bergman for two outs in the fifth inning to be used as a substitute for bullpen session. The odds are that he will pitch the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Once again Colorado will miss MadBum as he pitched today.