Colorado Rockies Rely On Jorge De La Rosa, Ben Paulsen For A 6-2 Win


Jul 30, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop

Jhonny Peralta

(27) tags out Colorado Rockies center fielder

Charlie Blackmon

(19) attempting to steal second base at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals fought for game three of their four-game set on Saturday evening at Busch Stadium near the Mississippi River.

108. Final. 2. 33. 6

More from Colorado Rockies News

The Colorado Rockies pounded out 11 hits, including seven off St. Louis Cardinals’ starter Lance Lynn in just five innings, and thanks to two big home runs and a great start by Jorge De La Rosa, defeated the hometown club 6-2 on Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

Nolan Arenado and Ben Paulsen each had big games for the Rockies, homering off Lynn in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively. Both finished 2-for-5, as well, with Arenado knocking in two runs and scoring two more himself, and Paulsen driving in three runs and scoring one on his own.

Charlie Blackmon doubled and tripled, and DJ LeMahieu added two hits of his own for the Rockies, who have a chance at a series split — and a season series win — in Sunday’s game.

The story on the mound, though, was De La Rosa, who outdueled the Cardinal’s Lynn from the start, and eventually ended up going 6.2 innings, while allowing seven hits and no walks, and only two runs — one of which came on a solo homer to the Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta. De La Rosa struck out four, and threw 67 of his 96 pitches for strikes.

Carlos Gonzalez added a sacrifice fly to the Rockies’ tally — it was the very first run they scored in the first inning — but the Cardinals would never get closer than a two-run deficit on the day, with the Rockies always having an answer — or a preemptive surge — when the Cardinals scored.

With the win on the first day of August, the Rockies are now 44-58. They’ll face the Cardinals again on Sunday afternoon at 12:15 pm MT, with Yohan Flande scheduled to take the mound for Colorado.

More from Rox Pile