Rockies Cruise to Series Win Over Reds

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Colorado loaded the bases with no outs for the top of the order in the bottom of the ninth.

The Rockies hitters couldn’t muster one run from the situation which ended with David Dahl ingloriously grounding into a double-play.

Rockies lose 6-5.

Tyler Anderson pitched serviceably through six, spreading three earned runs and six hits over that time.  Chris Rusin wold start the seventh, giving up a hit to Scott Schebler and then an RBI triple to Billy Hamilton.  The Rox countered with Bryan Shaw who gave up singles to Peraza and Gennett before letting the sixth and decisive run in on a wild pitch.

It was a substandard performance yet again from a bullpen that was built for just these situations.  Rusin earned a loss and a blown save.

The Rockies failed to score after loading the bases in the ninth but it should never have come to that.  Anderson left the game with the lead, that is all you can ask from your starting pitching and your offense.  The bullpen is supposed to be the Rockies strength.

The good news is that the sun came up on Sunday and the Rockies erased the bad taste of Saturday’s loss