Things were going so well through four innings for Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin, but things blew up in the fifth inning and now Colorado trails 5-0 against the Pittsburgh Pirates after six innings. Chacin was pulled from the game after allowing five runs in the fifth inning, but he was pitching a shutout before that.
Chacin was mostly impressive over the first four innings, but things totally fell apart in that fifth frame. After giving up consecutive doubles and a single, allowing two runs in the process, the young pitcher gave up back-to-back homers to Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez.
With Colorado's offense once again being stifled by Pittsburgh's pitching after a weak effort in the first game of Wednesday's double-header, the Rockies are looking at splitting the two games. Pirates starter Charlie Morton has given up just four hits and a walk through six scoreless innings thus far.
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