It was not a pleasant day to be a Colorado Rockies pitcher on Tuesday afternoon. The Rockies lost to the Chicago Cubs on the road, 11-4, mostly due to one big inning (four Cubs runs scored) and three home runs.
The Rockies struck first with a Tyler Colvin RBI ground out and a Wilkin Castillo RBI single in the second inning, but Guillermo Moscoso, making his first start in a Rockies uniform, allowed a leadoff home run to Alfonso Soriano and then saw Brett Jackson smack a three-run home run several batters later. Moscoso's final line was two innings pitched, five hits allowed and four batters walked.
Alex White, he of a potential "extreme DUI" charge, relieved Moscoso in the third and allowed one run on an RBI single in the third inning. Dexter Fowler hit a home run in the fifth inning, but Zach Putnam saw Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run to start the Cubs' scoring all over again. Rizzo and Wellington Castillo each put a run across home plate to make the score 9-3 after five innings.
After Josh Roenicke pitched a scoreless inning, Chad Bettis came in for the last two innings of the game. He allowed a leadoff single and saw that runner score on a Joe Mather triple. Mather stepped on home plate after a fielder's choice two batters later.
Former Rockie and current Cub Ian Stewart went 0-for-2 with a run scored and a walk. Colvin, who was acquired in the Stewart deal, went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.
The Rockies (1-1-1) are still on the road, as they travel to face the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. MT.
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