Tyler Chatwood and Stephen Strasburg went head to head with both hurlers giving up just a run each; Tyler in six innings and Strasburg in seven innings. The difference was Ian Desmond’s solo home run off Manny Corpas in the seventh inning. That allowed Strasburg to pick up his victory by a 2-1 score. Chatwood’s line was 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, and 4 K.
The bats have yet to thaw after vacationing in Canada. Six times the runners were left in scoring position with two outs and a seventh runner (Josh Rutledge) was brought home on DJ LeMahieu’s single. Corey Dickerson did not appear in the game, but he was on deck when Rutledge made the 27th out with Herrera (pinch ran for Todd Helton) on first base.
The Rockies dropped below .500 for the first time since Opening Day. Tomorrow it will be Jhoulys Chacin’s turn to snap the five-game losing streak. The game will start in the morning at 10:05 am.