After losing 4-1 on Friday to the Texas Rangers despite putting together 12 hits in the game, the Rockies came out with a fury on Saturday and used a quick offensive start in order to snag an 11-7 win from Texas in game two of their series.
With the bats heated up right from the start, the Rockies had roughed up Colby Lewis and put together an 11-1 lead by the time the game had reached the bottom of the fifth inning. The runs were coming from all over the lineup with Michael Cuddyer, Tyler Colvin, Chris Nelson and Wil Nieves all slugging in two RBI.
Josh Outman had pitched well up until that point, only allowing a single run in the fourth inning. It started to fall apart quickly for the Rockies starter after he hit the four man rotation's 75 pitch limit and started to veer into the 80's with two outs. At that point he allowed two runs to score and allowed several men on base before Jim Tracy decided to pull him. Adam Ottavino came on to pitch and immediately made it worse when he allowed Nelson Cruz to smash a home run for three more.
Eventually, the Rockies did stifle the Texas hitting to get the final out in the fifth, and that turned out to be enough as neither team managed to score another run after that.
Texas threatened several more times as the game went along, but the bullpen tandem of Rex Brothers, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt were able to keep them off the board and preserve the win. Because Outman didn't make it out of the fifth inning, the win went to Brothers, who pitched through the sixth.