CHICAGO — The Colorado Rockies started their five-game stay in the Windy City by dropping a 4-2 decision to the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night.
With the loss, the Colorado Rockies fell to 61-81 overall and 21-47 away from Coors Field.
Here are 3 numbers to know from the 4-2 defeat suffered by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night
10 — That’s the number of consecutive starts for Rockies right-hander Chad Kuhl where he has given up at least one home run. The long ball bit him again on Tuesday night as Eloy Jiménez powered a 1-0, first-inning pitch 428 feet and over the left-center field wall to give the White Sox a quick 3-0 lead.
That was, however, the biggest amount of damage that the White Sox could do while Kuhl was on the mound as he limited them to no runs and four hits after the disastrous first inning.
“Unfortunately, I’ve been in that situation before and it really comes down to staying focused and staying with your game plan and executing pitches,” Kuhl said about his success after the first inning. “You hung a slider and you move on. That’s kind of the way you have to roll with it.”
1 — That’s the number of times the Rockies had a runner in scoring position on Tuesday night. Colorado got singles from Yonathan Daza and Charlie Blackmon in the sixth inning, but couldn’t convert, going 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position against five different White Sox pitchers.
Colorado managed five hits on the night, with Alan Trejo’s two-run homer being the only one that went for extra bases.
“We had a couple of guys on at certain times, but we couldn’t get the big hit,” Rockies manager Bud Black said after the game. “We just couldn’t get enough consecutive hits to get us over the hump.”
364 — That’s the number of feet Trejo’s home run sailed down the left field line in the third inning, pulling the Rockies within 3-2 and accounting for all of the runs Colorado would produce on the night.
The home run was Trejo’s third of the season and his second in a four-game span in which he’s been in the lineup.
“Being able to play every day hopefully helps stay in a rhythm, see the ball better, and have better at-bats,” Trejo said. “And it’s easier to decompress after a game. After playing maybe two games in a week, it’s kind of hard to digest that. But when you get to play every day, you get to move on and know that the next day is going to come.”