On Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies call it an end to a 2011 season that began with the highest of hopes and ended with the severest of disappointments. They will face the San Francisco Giants, who are not returning to the post season one year after winning the World Series.
Rookie Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 5.68 ERA) struggled in his third start of the season. In Houston, the Astros roughed him up for six runs in two innings. But in his start before that, Pomeranz held the Giants to two runs in 5-2/3 innings at Coors Field. However, the bullpen couldn't hold on and the team lost, 6-5.
Eric Surkamp (2-1, 5.32 ERA) was the opposing pitcher against Drew Pomeranz on Sept. 17. Surkamp had trouble finding the strike zone and walked six batters in 4-2/3 innings. Things only got worse when he faced the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 24. Surkamp failed to complete the first inning, allowing six runs (two scored as inherited runners after he left the game).
The beginning of the end starts at 1:45 p.m. MT.