Back on April 1, the Colorado Rockies began the season with an extra-innings loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Five months later, the Rockies ended the season with a 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Rookie Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 5.40 ERA) tied a career high with 5-2/3 innings pitched. He allowed all three Giants runs in the sixth inning on a couple of singles. Other than that, Pomeranz looked like a pitcher the Rockies will rely on in 2012. He allowed six hits, struck out three and walked none.
The Rockies struck early against Eric Surkamp with two runs in the first inning. Eric Young Jr. tripled to start the game and scored on Dexter Fowler's single. Fowler eventually made his way into scoring position and scored on a Seth Smith ground out.
In the sixth inning, singles from Kevin Kouzmanoff and Jordan Pacheco put the Rockies up, 4-0. After the Giants made it 4-3 in the sixth inning on singles by Jeff Keppinger and Mark DeRosa, Kouzmanoff and Pacheco responded in the seventh with an RBI double and an RBI single, respectively. That concluded the scoring for the day at 6-3 in the Rockies' favor.
Rafael Betancourt, the Rockies' presumed closer in 2012, pitched the ninth inning for his eighth save of the season.
The Rockies finish the season at 73-89. They will take the next several months off before they open the 2012 season on the road against the Houston Astros.
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