Jorge De La Rosa struggled with command, but that didn’t stop the Rockies from handing Walt Weiss, their first year manager, the win at the end of the game.
De La Rosa only lasted 4 1/3, giving up four runs on 5 hits. He also walked three, struck out three and threw an HR pitch that Braun took to the opposite field. He didn’t seem like he was fooling hitters and his 77 pitches in less than five was far from ideal.
But the team picked him up, both with the bats and the gloves.
It was the Tulo and CarGo show again, as both went yard for the second game in a row. Each hit farther than yesterdays long balls, and Tulo even had a runner on the bases when he drilled his.
Cargo ended the day going 2-5 and Tulo was 1-4 with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 7th. The seventh was the turning point, as the Rockies were tied 4-4 and found themselves with the bases loaded, no outs and Tulo at bat. Thankfully they were able to plate three, thanks to the Tulo sac, Cuddy single and Helton single.
Where yesterdays game was one of the starter putting in quality work and the pen dropping the ball, tonight’s was just the opposite. Once De La Rosa came out the pen put in a combined 4 2/3 innings of four hit, no run ball. Belisle looked sharp, going two innings and only giving up one hit and one walk.
Game Strange Statistic: The team has combined for 26 hits over the first two games. Twenty-six hits and not one of those hits have been recorded as a double or triple. It’s either HR’s (5) or Singles for this club so far.