If a team scores four runs in the first inning, I'd like to think that that team is in position to, you know, win the game. But evidently, the Colorado Rockies just want to show us new ways to lose, as they did in tonight's 7-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.
The Rockies scored four runs on four hits in the first inning. Michael Cuddyer doubled in two runs after Jordan Pacheco reached on an infield single and Carlos Gonzalez planted a ball in left field for one bag. Troy Tulowitzki followed that up with a two-run blast, his fifth of the season, off Mark Buehrle.
Then they didn't have another hit until Jordan Pacheco singled in the top of the eighth inning. Oh, there were a couple of walks in there, so it wasn't that bad (well, maybe it was that bad).
The Marlins tagged Jamie Moyer, 49-year-old boy wonder, for six runs in just 3.2 innings. Giancarlo Stanton had the big blast with a grand slam in the fourth inning. He damaged the scoreboard (see here). And something about being squeezed in the strike zone, winding up with four walks. Matt Belisle cruised through the sixth inning by striking out the side, but then he allowed a Hanley Ramirez triple and an Austin Kearns RBI single for the seventh and final Marlins run.
As it stands, the Rockies are 15-26 and last in the National League West. Find out tomorrow if the Rockies can play offense over the course of nine innings.