Colorado Rockies rookie pitcher Drew Pomeranz was everything as advertised in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Working on a pitch count, Pomeranz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) threw 63 pitches over five innings and kept the Reds to zero runs and two hits.
Pomeranz allowed his first base runner in the second inning when he hit Jay Bruce. However, a double play ball hit by Chris Heisey erased Bruce. In the third inning, Pomeranz walked Drew Stubbs, but his second double play ball ended the inning. He was easily sitting around 93 mph on his fastball and used his curveball and changeup effectively.
Jason Hammel picked up a save after pitching four innings of relief. He allowed a home run to Joey Votto in the ninth inning.
Ty Wigginton gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when he hit his 15th home run of the season. The offense continued to roll in the fifth inning when Jordan Pacheco came through with an RBI single. Eric Young Jr. scored on a passed ball in the seventh inning and saw Dexter Fowler score on a Kevin Kouzmanoff ground out.
The Rockies (69-77, 38-36 home) are off Monday before starting a two-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.