The Colorado Rockies continued their ignominious end to the 2011 regular season by dropping their seventh straight game at Coors Field, their final game at home. It was a 4-0 loss to the San Diego Padres. At 38-43, the Rockies tied their 2004 home record.
Aaron Cook (3-10, 6.03 ERA) likely made his last start for the Rockies. Outside of the first inning, he had pitched decently. He loaded the bases after the first three batters of the game and then allowed a Chase Headley sacrifice fly. The bases weren't unloaded for long, as Cook walked the next batter. What followed were a sacrifice fly and two singles, scoring three more runs. That was the offense for the game.
After Cook allowed a single in the third the Padres failed to put a runner on base until the seventh inning, two innings after Cook left the game.
Anthony Bass (2-0, 1.66 ERA) was on a limited pitch count, leaving after 52 pitches in five-plus innings. The Rockies had their best chance to score in the sixth inning. Bass walked Chris Iannetta to start the inning and then left the game. Eric Frieri saw Iannetta steal second base before striking out Thomas Field. Eric Young Jr. singled and then stole second, putting both runners in scoring position. Unfortunately for the Rockies, Mark Ellis and Dexter Fowler went down to end the inning.
The Rockies challenged again in the ninth inning when Young and Fowler each singled, but Ty Wigginton and Seth Smith struck out to end the game.
The Rockies (70-85, 38-43 home) are on the road for the final seven games of the season. They will face the Astros in a four-game series that starts on Thursday.