The Colorado Rockies finally got the monkey off their back, snapping an eight-game losing streak thanks to some good starting pitching and a timely walk-off triple from hero Brandon Barnes.
Although Jhoulys Chacin recorded a no-decision Saturday afternoon, the righty finally looked back into form with a stellar outing. Chacin would give up six hits and three earned through six innings, walking three and striking out four. Walt Weiss made a poor decision in my mind with runners on first and second with no outs in the top half of the seventh as he pulled Chacin for reliever Nick Masset.
Masset would come in and serve up a three-run shot to catcher Tim Federowicz who was batting .102 prior to action Saturday afternoon. Federowicz’s three-run shot would give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom half of the seventh.
Jumping ahead to the bottom half of the tenth inning, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau would collect a single with one out in the inning. Then came to the plate Brandon Barnes, who hit a shot to the gap in right-center that just kept carrying as it bounced off the wall. Barnes would get credited with a triple as Morneau scored all the way from first to snap Colorado’s eight-game skid.
Notable Rockies Hitters:
- Drew Stubbs: 2-for-4, R.
- Troy Tulowitzki: 2-for-5, R.
- Justin Morneau: 2-for-5, R.
- Josh Rutledge: 2-for-4, R, RBI.
- Brandon Barnes: 2-for-2, 3B, RBI.
- Jhoulys Chacin: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO. 89 pitches, 57 strikes.
- Nick Masset: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB.
- Rex Brothers. 0.2 IP, 1 H.
- Adam Ottavino: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO.
- Franklin Morales (W, 4-4): 1.1 IP, 1 H.
The Colorado Rockies are back in action tomorrow afternoon as they look to take the series from the Dodgers. Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 3.68 ERA) will toe the rubber for Colorado as Clayton Kershaw (4-2, 3.32 ERA) will counter for Los Angeles. First-pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET, 2:10 PM MT.