Jul 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the second inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jorge De La Rosa only allowed 1 run but looked a little rocky, no pun intended, in his four innings of work in Albuquerque.
De La Rosa’s one run came on a huge home run from Diamondbacks prospect, Peter O’Brien, but De La Rosa calmed down and got out of the inning. De La Rosa allowed runners in the 3rd and 4th innings but got out of trouble both times. Early reports have De La Rosa rejoining the Rockies on the 14th in San Francisco. We should know in the next day or two if that is still the plan or if the Rockies want one more rehab start from De La Rosa.
Rockies Prospect Jon Gray followed and struggled early, looking defeated and frustrated at times.
Gray gave up 4 runs in the 5th then in the 6th, Gray gave up a huge two run shot to Danny Dorn to left field. Gray looked much better in the 7th. His control seemed to return, only allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one. Gray dominated the 8th with a 3-6-3 double play by Danny Dorn and another strike out to end the inning. Ken Roberts started the ninth for Albuquerque but was removed after taking a hard hit ball off his arm. Roberts gave up an unearned run. Gray is projected to start next Tuesday.
The Isotopes offense was nonexistent after the third. Kyle Parker with a 400 foot plus shot off the scoreboard in the third gave the topes a two run lead at the time but 8 runs was too much and the Isotopes fall in the opener.
UPDATE: Now with post game audio from Skipper Glenn Allen Hill, OF Kyle Parker and Pitching Prospect Jon Gray. Only place to find it!