Carlos Gonzalez Leads Rockies To Another Victory
The Colorado Rockies notched another home victory over the NL Central’s Milwaukee Brewers tonight, surviving a late scare and winning by a score of 8-6. On this night Carlos Gonzalez actually enjoyed some productions from the players batting behind him, as Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco both had 2 hits apiece. Whether or not that had anything to do with CarGo notching 4 hits of his own is unclear, but it is encouraging nevertheless.
Pitchers like Randy Wolf, the loser in tonight’s game, have baffled the Rockies over the last number of years. Whether it was Wolf himself when he was a Dodger or Ted Lilly, soft-tossing leftys simply have had their way with the Colorado lineup. On this night the Rockies bucked that trend, scoring 6 runs on 10 hits off of Wolf, including another home run from Wilin Rosario. As Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer inch closer to their respective returns to the Rockies lineup, it is a promising sign that young hitters like Rosario, Pacheco, and Josh Rutledge are pounding the ball. That only means a deeper lineup for the rest of the season for a team that will need a mighty, mighty offense if they hope for a quick turnaround next season.
Speaking of promising signs, Tyler Chatwood delivered a second consecutive solid start tonight, going 6 innings and allowing only 1 run. About the time he delivers a couple more like these, the youngster will become a name worth monitoring as the Rockies
paired pitching system starting rotation comes together for the short term future. Rex Brothers and Rafael Betancourt, apparently made uneasy by the fact the Rockies had surrendered fewer than 5 runs in a single game, made the game more interesting than it should have been late by surrendering 3 runs (all charged to Brothers). Nevertheless, the Rockies came away with a victory, a series win, and a chance to sweep the Brewers tomorrow.
The finale will feature Mark Rogers on the mound for the Brewers and none other than Guillermo Moscoso in a spot start for the Rockies.