The Colorado Rockies are now on a five-game losing streak with the conclusion of Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. But we can't blame the pitching in this one.
Alex White (0-1, 2.84 ERA) made his season debut on Tuesday night and threw a solid six-plus innings. He allowed the runs on a Yonder Alonso single in the first inning and a Will Venable double in the fifth inning. He walked two, struck out five and allowed zero home runs. All in all, a marked improvement over his late season stint with the club last season.
Jeff Suppan (2-0, 0.90) gave up a Todd Helton RBI single in the first inning and then breezed through the next four innings. He allowed that one run while surrendering four hits and walking two batters. Five Padres relievers kept the Rockies from scoring, but things were tense in the ninth inning.
Tyler Colvin singled and advanced to third on a fielding error on Marco Scutaro's single. Jordan Pacheco singled, but the ball hit Scutaro, causing an out and no run to score. Carlos Gonzalez struck out swinging to end the game.
The Rockies (12-17, 4-7 away) send Christian Friedrich to the mound for his major league debut.
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