Monday: Cubs 4, Rockies 0
,was called for a balk while pitching to Kosuke Fudodome in the fourth with the Cubs leading 2-0 and then walked him. Reliever Glendon Rusch gave up a run-scoring single to make it 3-0 on a day the Rockies were held to one single.
At the Plate
The Rockies were held hitless for 6 2/3 innings before a single by Garrett Atkins, their only hit of the game. The Rockies struck out 12 times, including three byand two by Atkins. Derrek Lee, who entered the game 2-for-25, went 2-for-3 with two walks. He doubled in the third and singled home a run in the fourth.
On the Mound
Jimenez tied his career-high with six walks and threw 104 pitches, just 55 strikes in 3 2/3 innings. He walked three batters in the second, including Koyie Hill with one out and the bases loaded and walked pitcher Ted Lilly after Hill opened the fourth with a single. Lilly held the Rockies hitless for 6 2/3 innings and after giving up a single to Garrett Atkins and walking , left. Angel Guzman got , the only batter he faced, to fly out. Aaron Heilman and closer Kevin Gregg each walked a batter as they polished off the Rockies in the eighth and ninth.
9 walks allowed by the Rockies’ pitchers, including an intentional one by Rusch, which equals the total number of walks they allowed in the three-game series with the Phillies over the weekend. One of the walks in that series also was intentional.
He said it
“Ubaldo gave it everything he had; His hands were ice cold. My mother used to tell me, ‘Cold hands, warm heart.’ I don’t know how that played out today,” manager Clint Hurdle on RHP Ubaldo Jimenez.