The Colorado Rockies dropped to 13-11 this 2012 Cactus League season with a 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Snakes held the Rockies hitless for the first 5.1 innings of the game. Patrick Corbin pitched the first five innings of the game while walking two batters and striking out three. Craig Breslow came in for the Diamondbacks to start the sixth inning and saw Dexter Fowler fly out to start the inning, but the pitcher, Jeremy Guthrie, came next to the plate and singled on a ground ball to shortstop John McDonald to end the inning.
Guthrie, the Rockies' Opening Day starter, didn't fare well on the mound on Tuesday afternoon. He was knocked around for six runs (four earned) on 10 hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out two. Rafael Betancourt struck out two in the seventh inning, but a fielding error by left fielder Chandler Laurent allowed Lyle Overbay to score from first base on a Ryan Roberts single.
The Rockies scored two runs in the sixth on a Marco Scutaro two-run single with the bases loaded. Laurent compensated for his fielding error with a leadoff double in the top of the ninth inning and then scored on a Brandon Wood single.
Tyler Colvin, expected to be the Rockies' fourth outfielder, had his own fielding gaffe when his glove got caught on his jersey, preventing him from catching the ball.
The Rockies host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at 2:10 p.m. MT.
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