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Rockies Vs. Astros: Drew Pomeranz Struggles As Colorado's Losing Streak Reaches Nine Games

The Colorado Rockies just don't have any steam left in them. Following Friday night's 11-2 loss to the Houston Astros, the Rockies are now on a nine-game losing streak. They have five games remaining on schedule.

For rookie pitcher Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.68 ERA), his first road start was memorable in all the wrong ways. After two solid starts at Coors Field, Pomeranz came out in Houston and allowed six runs in the first inning. The first inning was a disaster, as five runs scored before the first out was recorded. Carlos Lee delivered the big blow on a two-run double to center field, but Angel Sanchez and Michael Downs each drove in a run on a double that inning. Chris Johnson added the fifth run in a single.

J.D. Martinez's RBI double in the second inning was the last run Pomeranz gave up since Esmil Rogers relieved him in the third inning. Rogers allowed two in the fourth inning and one in the fifth, the latter an inherited run score with Jim Miller on the mound. Carlos Lee drove in two of those runs to reach four on the night.

The Rockies briefly held the lead in the first inning when Eric Young Jr. reached on an infield single and then scored on a Dexter Fowler double. Chris Nelson homered in the seventh inning.

The Rockies (70-87, 32-44 away) have Jason Hammel on the mound for Saturday's game.

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