The Colorado Rockies have stumbled onto some degree of pitching success in 2013 but must change their attitude in regard to strikeouts to sustain it.
Jhoulys Chacin fired seven innings of one-hit ball and the bullpen barely hung on as the Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-4.
Jorge De La Rosa, in his first full season back from major surgery, has pitched above all expectations and has regained his spot as the ace of the Rockies.
The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the first inning which was enough to beat the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Tuesday night.
An MRI revealed that Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt has a torn UCL and will need Tommy John surgery, ending his season and possibly career.
Juan Nicasio pitched six scoreless innings and the Todd Helton and Charlie Blackmon both homered off Giant’s starter Barry Zito as the Rockies beat San Francisco 6-1.
With an MRI Monday, Rafael Betancourt’s career hangs on the results. If the injury ends his career, he will go down as one of the best relievers in team history.
Colorado overcame handing out nine walks and Nolan Arenado had several defensive gems plus the game-winning RBI as the Rockies beat the Florida Marlins 4-3.
Todd Helton and Michael Cuddyer had two hits apiece, but that was all the Rockies offense could muster in a 3-0 loss against Miami.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven strong innings and Ryan Wheeler’s first RBI for Colorado broke a tie in the eighth as the Rockies defeated the Florida Marlins 3-2.