Not off to a good start this season, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki changed his walkup music from Katy Perry's "Firework" to Justin Bieber's "Baby," and the results showed. After a second-inning fly out, Tulowitzki followed with a solo home run in the fourth inning to get his first hit of the season.
In the fifth inning, Chris Iannetta continued his hot hitting with a no-doubt blast for a second Colorado Rockies solo home run. And for a third straight inning, the Rockies scored another run in the sixth inning. Dexter Fowler started the game with double and advanced to third on a Carlos Gonzalez ground out. Troy Tulowitzki, fresh off his home run, drew an intentional walk. Jose Lopez also came up big again with a single to center field to score Fowler.
Ian Stewart pinch hit in the seventh inning with a deep fly out to center field, but could have gone out if he pulled it a bit more. He entered the game for starter Jhoulys Chacin, who continued the impressive string of innings that Jorge De La Rosa started with on Saturday. In seven innings, Chacin held the Dodgers scoreless and struck out four batters. He recorded 13 ground outs and used 97 pitches all together.
The one-two punch of Rafael Betancourt and Huston Street worked again. Betancourt was just dealing, striking out two Dodgers. Street looked much better than he did on Saturday, getting a 1-2-3 inning to pick up his second save of the season.
The Rockies are now 2-1 on the season. They will finish this series on Wednesday with Jason Hammel opposing the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley. Rain is expected after the game begins.