Colorado Rockies outfielder Seth Smith hit his first home run of the 2011 season in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After taking a ball on the first pitch, Smith smacked the ball to deep center field, a towering shot, to give the Rockies a 3-2 lead.
Rockies starter Greg Reynolds settled down after the second inning home run and the two walks in the third inning. He had consecutive 1-2-3 innings in the fourth and fifth frames. In the sixth inning, Reynolds induced a Neil Walker ground out before allowing a single to Andrew McCutchen. Fortunately, the baseball gods smiled upon Reynolds in that inning when Lyle Overbay hit into an inning-ending double play. Given the 14 innings the two teams played yesterday, neither team wanted to go to its bullpen early.
Reynolds has thrown 88 pitches through six innings in his first start of the season. His night is over after six innings.