Tyler Matzek wasn’t nearly as successful in his second major league start as he was five days earlier. The Los Angeles Dodgers gave the 23-year-old left-hander a reality check, getting 10 hits off him and not striking out even once.
Brandon Barnes isn’t a classic power hitter. In fact, neither of the Colorado right fielder’s two home runs this season even left the park.
Racing around the bases as if his two-run homer in the ninth inning was still in play, Michael Bourn was mobbed by his teammates when he reached home plate as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 6-4 win on Sunday.
Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer in the second and added the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Saturday.
Last Wednesday Charlie Blackmon had the second-best batting average in baseball. He’s fallen off a bit since CBS4’s Vic Lombardi interviewed him then, but he’s batting .319 — and he still has a killer beard.
Evan Gattis homered twice to support Julio Teheran’s six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Sunday.
Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter through six innings and pitched seven scoreless innings, as the Colorado Rockies withstood a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Friday night.
The Rockies are fun again, and you’d better bet CBSDenver.com’s Brett Heinzerling will be watching them this summer.
Despite seeing their offense stymied in a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies feel as if they did more than just survive a grueling schedule to start the season.
Alfredo Simon gave up home runs to Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson to start the game, and the Cincinnati Reds never got any closer.