Wednesday’s First Pitch

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Leading off

With a 5-3 loss to the Braves, Colorado Rockies stays 6.5 back behind the San Francisco Giants and still have not taken advantage of the three game losing streak the Giants have been on.

The Good

At the plate, the Rockies managed to out hit the Braves with 11. The good at the plate stops here. The infield was solid throughout the game. With Ian Stewart back from Triple-A with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez both out, Stewart was back at third base while Ty Wiggington took over in left. Jonathon Herrera took shortstop for a second day. The infield played good defense and held up the Braves as much as they could.

The Bad

After missing his start against the Royals, pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was unable to make contact with the strike zone. Chacin allowed the three run double by Derek Lowe to take place with a wild pitch, allowing Chipper Jones’ advance to third and walking both Dan Uggla and Nate McLouth before Lowe made contact with a 2-2 count.

The Ugly

The Rockies have, yet again, been unable to produce runs when needed. The Rockies had the opportunity to score plenty of times, but once again could not get players to the plate. With ten runners left on base, six of those were runners in scoring position with two outs. This is something that will need to change if the Rockies want to even dream about reaching the playoffs this season.

On Deck

Today’s Matchup and game three against the Braves.