Colorado Rockies Waste Great Work By Christian Bergman


May 13, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Umpire Phil Cuzzi calls Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) safe at home but the call was overturned as Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Perez (58) made the out in the eleventh inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Angels won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Game notes from the final game in the two-game series between the visiting Colorado Rockies, and host Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday night in Anaheim.

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The Colorado Rockies couldn’t hang on to a 1-0 lead Wednesday night, and even though they had a few chances to score to win the game in the tenth and eleventh innings, it didn’t happen in Anaheim for the club, and the Angels eventually outlasted the hapless visitors.

The Angels won 2-1, extending the Rockies’ losing streak to eleven games, and making everyone frustrated and sad in the process. The Rockies, who are 9.5 games back in the division, now face four games against the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers in a stadium where the Rockies haven’t won since April 27, 2014. Oh, great.

Nevertheless, here are the game notes from tonight’s affair in Anaheim:

  • Walt Weiss left the stadium before the game, going to the hospital with stomach pains. He would not return to manage the game, instead undergoing an emergency appendectomy tonight in Anaheim, and won’t be able to leave the hospital until Thursday morning at the earliest.
  • Jordan Lyles was bounced after a 13-pitch perfect first inning, hit on the pitching hand with a come backer by Albert Pujols to end the first inning. His hand swelled up very quickly, but reports during the game came back indicating the hand was not broken, thankfully. We’ll update you with more when we know it.
  • Christian Bergman came on in the second to replace Lyles, and pitched his heart out tonight, allowing three hits and giving up just one run (which was scored off his reliever, Scott Oberg) while striking out four batters. Bergman kept the Rockies in a game that easily could’ve gotten out of hand very quickly.
  • Rockies hitters struck out 14 times in eleven innings tonight, compared with zero walks earned.
  • Rockies pitching allowed eight hits and just two walks (one of which was intentional) in 10.1 innings of play tonight… and lost. Brutal.
  • Mike Trout made incredible plays to kill Rockies rallies in the tenth inning (robbing Troy Tulowitzki of a home run), and the eleventh inning (throwing out Carlos Gonzalez at the plate while trying to score on a sacrifice fly in a play that was reviewed in New York). This seems like sound advice.
  • Finally, Justin Morneau was removed in the middle of the game, replaced by Daniel Descalso: