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Rockies magic number to clinch 2013 playoff slot stuck at 163 after loss to Giants

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September 20, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
September 20, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (29) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Jorge De La Rosa returned and gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits in three and two thirds innings. Meanwhile, the Rockies offense rapped out plenty of hits off of Giants starter Barry Zito, but managed only a pair of runs. Wilin Rosario had three hits, but struggled on defense in his first game playing first base, committing an error that led to that unearned JDLR run. Jonathan Herrera also collected three hits. Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson each did the most damage at the plate by not producing, with five LOB apiece.

De La Rosa's velocity and movement on his curve ball were decent for his first game back, but he was clearly lacking the K ability we're used to, managing just one in his outing. He gave up a first inning home run to Pablo Sandoval, who's been destroying the Rockies single-handedly this series, and then settled down had his defense supported him, but he didn't get a needed life vest with inherited runners in the fourth when Edgmer Esacalona allowed another three run shot to Sandoval, followed by a solo HR by Buster Posey to add insult to injury. Final score, San Francisco 9, Colorado 2.


58 - 91

28.5

Lost 6

13