Jun 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich (53) pitches in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
By and large, the Rockies were getting opportunities against Roy Oswalt. Though the veteran struck out 9 Rockies, Oswalt also allowed 9 hits (3 for extra bases) and a walk against Colorado in 6.2 innings. The problem was that Colorado had trouble getting a couple of them to happen in a row.
It wasn't until a two out triple by Dexter Fowler immediately followed by a double by Marco Scutaro in the 7th that Colorado got on the board. Wilin Rosario led Colorado with 3 hits, including a double, while Todd Helton and Chris Nelson both had 2. Overall, the 6-8 hitters for Colorado went 7-12 on the day, but had no runs or RBI to show for it. Pretty frustrating, I dare say.
Christian Friedrich took the loss (4-4) and allowed all 4 runs, but he managed to go 6 innings in just 73 pitches. On the night Friedrich allowed 7 hits (2 of them homers to pretty much the exact same place) and walked 1 while punching out 4. Guillermo Moscoso was impressive in throwing 2 hitless innings and striking out 4.
I certainly wasn't expecting a Rockies win tonight against baseball's best team, but you generally will put up a lot more than 1 run if you have 12 hits.
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Tomorrow the 4 man rotation experiment gets its first 2 timer in Josh Outman, so there's that.Graph: Never in doubt...
We Salute: Rosario (.032), Moscoso (.029)
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