The Colorado Rockies dropped yet another series and in rather surreal fashion on Sunday afternoon. The Rockies fell to the Cincinnati Reds in a 7-5 decision that saw the teams combined to hit nine home runs, five by the Rockies and four by the Reds.
The first eight runs of the game scored on home runs. Joey Votto started things off with his eighth home run of the season when he hit it in the first inning. Troy Tulowitzki countered with his seventh homer of the season in the top of the second inning.
It wasn't the best start for Jamie Moyer (2-5, 5.70 ERA), but it only got worse of the next two innings. Jay Bruce picked up his 11th home run of the season in the second inning, a solo shot, and then Brandon Phillips followed in the third inning with a three-run blast for a 5-1 lead. Moyer allowed two more runs on a Todd Frazier solo home run and a Zack Cozart RBI double.
Carlos Gonzalez came through with two home runs (10) and Michael Cuddyer hit his fifth home run, but they were just solo shots. Reds starter Mat Latos (4-2, 4.58 ERA), who exited after allowing a Dexter Fowler home run in the eighth, never pitched out of the stretch because the five home runs the Rockies hit were the only hits he gave up.
The Rockies (17-29, 8-15 away) are back at Coors Field on Monday for a Memorial Day doubleheader against the Houston Astros.
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