The Morning After – Pirates 4 Rockies 2

By Editorial Staff

It’s nice to have Tulo back, but tough to lose Huston Street.  Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for the Rox closer after a scary incident shagging flies.


Jorge De La Rosa – You would think that De La Rosa would earn the win after throwing 7 strong innings and only allowing 2 earned runs.  However, Zach Duke and the Pirate ‘pen stifled the Rox offense aside from two solo homers.  De La Rosa K’d 8 Pirates while only walking two.  De La Rosa was unlucky, as the Pirates scored a run after Tulo booted a grounder from Jose Tabata, and the Rox offense could only come up with 2 runs.


4 – The Rox stranded 4 runners in scoring position.  This, combined with Ryan Spilborghs getting thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple, really hurt the Rox chances.  The Spilborghs gaffe is tough to excuse, since there were no outs.  Spilborghs runs well enough to score on a single from second, and shouldn’t have taken this risk in a close game with no outs.  Also, the Rox needed to find a couple timely hits to win last night and couldn’t.


In his return to the Rockies lineup, Troy Tulowitzki went 0-4 with a punchout, and committed an error in the field.  Let’s see if Tulo can return to form over the next couple of games.