Jorge De La Rosa has been struggling lately as he had his second poor start in a row. De La Rosa lasted only four-plus innings Saturday night as Francisco Liriano continued his recent dominance with seven strong innings, and Jose Tabata homered and drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on six hits over eight innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Justin Upton drove in five runs with two homers, Julio Teheran matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 11-2 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win.
Troy Tulowitzki homered early, then doubled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Colorado Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday.
Hit hard early, fill-in starter Collin McHugh managed to put together a couple of solid innings near the end of his outing, a hopeful sign should he make another start.
Tom Koehler tossed seven strong innings, Ed Lucas homered and the Miami Marlins scored for the first time in four games in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Carlos Gonzalez homered and Todd Helton had three of the Colorado Rockies’ 13 hits in a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Jeff Samardzija pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Anthony Rizzo doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh, leading the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 3-1 Friday night.
The Rockies are 4 1/2 games back in the National League West. To be within striking distance of the division leader at the All-Star Break is something most people wouldn’t have expected before the season started.
Michael Cuddyer tuned up for his first Home Run Derby with a two-run shot, the kind of boost that he’s been giving Colorado in the first half of the season.