Colorado Rockies Continue to Struggle at Coors Field
Once again, Coors Field turned into a house of horrors for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Arizona’s Rubby De La Rosa allowed just four hits and one run in 7.1 innings and Paul Goldschmidt homered to highlight the Diamondbacks’ offensive assault as the visitors posted a 5-1 decision over the Rockies to hand Colorado its seventh consecutive loss at home and drop the Rockies to 4-10 at Coors Field this season. It’s also the second straight loss to the Diamondbacks in Colorado after a 10-5 setback on Monday night.
Colorado’s all-time longest home losing streak is nine games, set back in the Rockies’ first season of play in 1993.
Taking the hill for the Rockies, Chris Rusin scattered 10 hits over 5.2 innings of work and kept the Diamondbacks at bay until Arizona exploded for four runs in the sixth inning.
Welington Castillo led off the sixth with a double to center and, two batters later, Chris Owings would double down the left field line to bring Castillo home and give the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead.
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That unfortunately, would open the floodgates for Arizona in the inning as Rusin wouldn’t survive the frame after giving up four hits and four runs. Gonzalez Germen finished the inning … but Arizona wasn’t finished scoring.
With one out in the seventh, Goldschmidt would send the first pitch he saw from Germen over the left field wall to extend the Arizona lead to 5-0.
While Arizona’s offense was clicking, Colorado was struggling against De La Rosa. Gerardo Parra’s fourth-inning double was the only extra-base hit for the Colorado Rockies on the night.
Colorado finally broke through in the eighth inning when Tony Wolters opened the inning with a walk and pinch hitter Mark Reynolds followed with a single to right that moved the Colorado catcher to third base. With Charlie Blackmon at the plate, De La Rosa uncorked a wild pitch, allowing Wolters to score and slice the Arizona lead to 5-1.
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Arizona and Colorado finish their three-game series with a day game on Wednesday before the Rockies enjoy an off day prior to starting a three-game set with the New York Mets on Friday at Coors Field.