With their lineup intact after an injury-ravaged 2014, the Colorado Rockies wasted no time in reminding people that their offense is one to be reckoned with.
Kyle Kendrick was staked to a 4-0 lead before he even took the mound, as Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each doubled in their first at bat of the season to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead. Tulowitzki then scored on a double from Nolan Arenado, who came home on Corey Dickerson's two run home run.
The lead was extended to 6-0 on a two-run home run from Arenado that scored Tulowitzki, who had doubled earlier in the inning. The Rockies' lead grew to its final margin of 10-0 thanks to four runs on five hits in the fourth inning.
The pitching took it from there, as Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings, giving up seven hits, all singles, and no walks while striking out six. Relievers Rafael Betancourt and Christian Friedrich each pitched a scoreless inning to complete the shutout.
Stay tuned for an extended recap.