Aaron Cook's days in the Colorado Rockies' rotation may be numbered. Certainly, manager Jim Tracy will think long and hard about his post-All-Star Break rotation composition following Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Cook was tagged for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings. Two of those runs scored after Cook left the game for Rex Brothers, but Cook's diminishing returns this season won't cut it much longer.
A bunch of singles and doubles did that damage to drive in those runs, though Chipper Jones' two-run homer was quite spectacular. Rafael Betancourt served up a two-run homer to Dan Uggla in the eighth inning. Jordan Schafer had four hits against Rockies' pitchers this game, including a triple in the bottom of the first that started the scoring.
Surprisingly, Ian Stewart doubled in the fifth inning for his first major league hit in a long time and then scored on a Matt Pagnozzi single to deep right field. But that was the only scoring the team could muster in the contest. Jair Jurrjens held the Rockies to one run on five hits in six innings.
The Rockies (41-46, 19-24 away) finish this series on Thursday afternoon at 11:05 a.m. MT. Juan Nicasio and Tim Hudson are the scheduled starters.
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