Rockies lose 2011 opener in extra innings as Ubaldo Jimenez struggles

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies and Dexter Fowler #24 of the Colorado Rockies head to the dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks during Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 7-6 in 11 innings. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The start of the magic that is to be the season of 2011 will have to wait another day or so, as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks seven to six on Friday afternoon in their season opener. Ubaldo Jimenez took the loss, allowing six runs in his first start, one more than he allowed combined in his first six starts in 2010.


Final - 4.1.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Arizona Diamondbacks 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 15 2
Colorado Rockies 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 13 1
WP: Sam Demel (1 - 0)
SV: J.J. Putz (1)
LP: Matt Reynolds (0 - 1)

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Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith each had three hits, Todd Helton and Jose Lopez each had two for the Rockies in the loss. Matt Reynolds took the loss in extra innings after allowing Gerardo Parra (a D-back whose defense probably prevented a couple of Rockies runs from scoring earlier in the contest) to score on a wild pitch that eluded Chris Iannetta.

The Rockies are 0-1.

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