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Colorado Rockies fall below .500 for the first time of 2015

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The Rockies lost a close one tonight.

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The Padres defeated the Rockies Saturday night, 4-2.

Jorge De La Rosa had another decent outing, although just like in his previous start, he didn't make it past the fifth inning. In this one, De La Rosa gave up five hits, two of which were doubles, and five runs in five innings. He also walked three and struck out nine. De La Rosa has now struck out 16 batters in his last ten innings pitched. The Rockies were ahead 2-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but a two-run single by Justin Upton put the Padres in front for good. Brooks Brown, Scott Oberg, and Rafael Betancourt collectively worked three innings and gave up one run in relief.

The Rockies couldn't get much going offensively. Charlie Blackmon was the evening's bright spot. Blackmon sat out yesterday with a stomach illness, but he came back tonight to hit a double and his third dinger of the season. That home run was a solo shot. The only other Rockies run came in the second inning on a DJ LeMahieu groundout.

The Rockies will try to avoid getting swept Sunday, when Kyle Kendrick takes on James Shields.


Source: FanGraphs