Another Sunday Bloody Sunday as Rockies are shut out
The Colorado Rockies dropped their 14th straight Sunday game and looked listless doing so, losing 7-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks and falling a season-high 11 games behind.
The Diamondbacks scored all their runs in four straight innings, the first three against, who had won his past three starts and gave up five runs, the first three with two out. He began the third with two strikeouts but then gave up singles to Willie Bloomquist and Xavier Nady and Justin Upton’s two-run double.
With two out and a runner on first in the fourth, Jimenez walked No. 8 hitter Brandon Allen and gave up a run-scoring single to Micah Owings, a very good hitting pitcher. Nady led off the fifth with a single and scored when Upton, who went 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored, tripled off fence in right field.
Jimenez then hit Chris Young with his first pitch. After Jimenez struck out Miguel Montero, he got Sean Burroughs to hit a grounder to second baseman. He hesitated and took a few steps before throwing home and Upton was able to slide in ahead of Herrera’s wide throw.
gave up two runs in the sixth. With one out, he hit Nady with a pitch, and Upton doubled. Young’s single scored both runners.
The Rockies were held to five hits by Owings, who pitched five innings, and Zach Duke, who earned his first save in the big leagues. The Rockies had a chance to do some early damage but failed. Herrera singled with one out in the first, andwalked, but grounded into a double play.
Two walks enabled the Rockies to put runners on first and second with one out in the third, but Herrera flied to right and Helton grounded to second. Afterdoubled with two out in the fourth for the Rockies only extra-base hit, grounded to shortstop.
_ The Rockies, who last won on Sunday April 17 when they beat the Cubs 9-5 at Coors Field. In their 14 consecutive losses, the Rockies have been outscored 88-38. They twice scored eight runs, meaning they have scored 22 runs in the other 12 losses. They have been shutout twice and lost three games by one run and three by two runs on Sunday.
_ The Rockies have been shut out five times, the others coming April 29 against Pittsburgh, May 8 at San Francisco, June 7 at San Diego and July 10 at Washington.
_ The Rockies are 3-10 in rubber games, including 1-5 on the road. They are 10-21 in the final game of a series and started the season 5-0.
_ Closer pitched the eighth to get work, having not been in a game since Wednesday against the Braves.
_ Upton went 9-for-12 in the series with four doubles, a triple, a grand slam, nine RBI and four runs scored.