It's something every Colorado Rockies fan dreads happening: Troy Tulowitzki being injured. It occurred in today's 7-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants. He bruised his right heel in the fourth inning when he struck out to end the inning. Tulowitzki doesn't believe it is anything serious, but, as Renck points out, sitting out Friday's game is likely.
As for the rest of the game, Jorge De La Rosa ended the string of scoreless appearances by the team's starter. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk in three innings. Darren Ford and Buster Posey accounted for three of those runs on two home runs. Huston Street allowed a triple to Emmanuel Burriss, and Felipe Paulino allowed a run in three innings.
Prospect reliever Rex Brothers allowed zero runs in one inning of work and struck out one.
The Rockies' offense was held down for the first seven innings, before scoring four runs in the eighth inning. The runs scored in three consecutive at-bats, starting with Jordan Pacheco's RBI single with one out. Ben Paulsen then tripled in Pacheco and Cole Garner (who reached earlier on a single). Chris Nelson followed with an RBI ground out. In the bottom of the ninth, Charlie Blackmon drove in Willy Taveras, who doubled to reach base.
The Rockies head to Goodyear Ballpark on Friday to play the Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. MT. Jhoulys Chacin has the start and will face Fausto Carmona.