The Colorado Rockies managed just five hits, four of them singles, in a 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. A two-run home run from Eugenio Suarez in the third inning turned out to be the difference in the game as the Rockies scored their lone run on a Nolan Arenado sacrifice fly an inning later.
Chi Chi returns
Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez returned to the Rockies rotation after a stint at Triple-A Albuquerque and acquitted himself quite well. Gonzalez pitched 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing three runs, all earned, on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. He threw 98 pitches, 57 for strikes, and his ERA sits at 5.03 on the season.
The Rockies will look to bounce back in the rubber game of the series tomorrow with Peter Lambert on the mound against former Dodger Alex Wood, who will be making his Reds and 2019 debut. First pitch is scheduled for 11:10 a.m. Mountain time.