After Sunday's 11-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Colorado Rockies have now lost three straight series, including two sweeps. The last series the Rockies won was against the Dodgers at Coors Field.
Things started off well for the Rockies with four straight singles and two runs scored. The RBIs went to Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer. A Ramon Hernandez plated the team's third run of the inning on a ground out. Gonzalez would strike again in the seventh inning on an RBI ground out while Marco Scutaro came through with an RBI single in the fourth inning.
Ted Lilly (5-0, 2.11 ERA) took the brunt of that attack, allowing all five runs over 6.1 innings. He allowed six hits, walked three and struck out one.
Alex White (0-2, 6.75 ERA), on the other hand, regressed from his first start. He allowed six runs over 4.1 innings The big blows came in the fifth when White allowed a bases-loaded triple to clear the runners and A.J. Ellis' three-run home run off of Matt Reynolds.
Abreu, it should be noted, came into the game in during the fourth inning after Matt Kemp left the game with an apparent hamstring injury. The Rockies had to move Tyler Colvin to center field just an inning later after a ball to Dexter Fowler's head caused blurred vision. Jordan Pacheco came in to play first base.
Andre Ethier and Don Mattingly were ejected in the fifth inning for arguing with the home plate umpire.
Esmil Rogers finished the game on the mound for the Rockies and allowed two more runs.
The Rockies (13-20, 5-10 away) stay on the road and head to San Francisco for a quick two-game series against the Giants, which starts on Monday.
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