The Colorado Rockies have now set a modern record in 2011, as they have now lost 17 straight Sunday games after failing to win the rubber match against the St. Louis Cardinals on national television. This is the longest Sunday losing streak in the major leagues since 1900.
The Rockies got off to a quick start against Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson, as Mark Ellis hit a solo homerun in the top of the first inning. The Rockies ended up loading the bases in the first inning, but only scored two total runs after Chris Iannetta struck out to end the inning. He would end up leaving six runners on base while going 0-4 with two strikeouts.
Esmil Rogers was unimpressive in this start, as he allowed four runs in the first inning. Albert Pujols crushed a two run homerun that traveled 465 feet, the longest home run hit in Busch Stadium. The Cardinals would tack on two more runs against Rogers in that inning. Rogers ended up pitching five innings, while walking seven batters and striking out five.
Colorado now heads home after a 3-4 road trip. They will begin a three game series against the Florida Marlins.