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Reds 3, Rockies 2: Lack of clutch dooms Rockies

The Rockies went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position

The Rockies dropped the series finale against the Reds, dropping their fourth straight series. As a team, they went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base. They also struck out nine times. This is the Rockies’ 12th loss in 16 games. However, there were a few bright spots.

Yonder in the clutch

Yonder Alonso was the team’s 1 of 13 to score with a man in scoring position, hitting a 413 foot homer in the fifth inning to tie the ballgame at two. It was his first as a Rockie. Alonso has had a good debut with the Rockies so far, going 6-for-12 with four extra base hits (three doubles and a homer).

Still back Mac

Ryan McMahon went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate and also drew two walks. In his last 15 games, McMahon has been hitting .340/.414/.360 with four homers.

Lambert was solid again

Peter Lambert started the game well, pitching a 1-2-3 first inning. However, he then gave up four straight singles in the second. He was able to keep the Reds at bay after that, going five innings with two earned runs, four strikeouts, and a walk. He recorded his fifth no-decision of his big league career.

Up Next

The Rockies return home for a six game set against the Dodgers and Giants. Jon Gray will pitch against Kenta Maeda on Monday night. First pitch is at 6:40pm MT.