Colorado Rockies Win On Jorge De La Rosa’s Great Start, Homers By You-Know-Who
By Bobby DeMuro
Sep 4, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants met for the second game of their four-game set on Friday night at Coors Field in Denver.
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Jorge De La Rosa threw seven innings while allowing just one run, and the Colorado Rockies rode two home runs by the usual suspects to a 2-1 victory Friday night over the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field.
The Rockies got all their offense early, when in the bottom of the first inning, Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado hit back-to-back home runs off Giants’ starter Chris Heston. The homers — which padded their leads as first and second in the National League in home runs — went to right field and left field, respectively, and continued absurd hot streaks for each hitter. (No, really; what can I even say about it at this point?)
Heston was good other than those two home runs, going 5.2 innings with the Rockies failing to score anything else off the East Carolina University product.
Heston’s counterpart, the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa, was phenomenal tonight, going seven innings and allowing one run on six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. De La Rosa, who earned his ninth win of the season, threw 70 of his 103 pitches for strikes.
Boone Logan Jairo Diaz, and John Axford shut the game down in the eighth and ninth for the Rockies, giving the club their second straight win, and their 56th overall.
This is the kind of game that could get them back in the playoff hunt! (That’s a joke, man.)