Rockies stranded by sloppy defense, missed chances
The Colorado Rockies handed the second game of their series to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a sloppy fourth inning that allowed all three of the Dodgers’ runs in their 3-2 win to score.
With no score in the game, Rafael Furcal started the fourth inning with an easy fly ball to left field thatdropped, allowing Furcal to reach second. Rockies starter then issued a four-pitch walk to Andre Ethier. Both runners scored on a double to right-center by Matt Kemp. After a groundout by Aaron Miles that moved Kemp to third, he scored on a sacrifice fly that second baseman caught in shallow right before a charging tripped him up, preventing any chance of a play at the plate.
Two of the three runs were unearned and Chacin was otherwise solid, allowing just three hits and the one walk while striking out two in six innings. Chacin retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced and left the game for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning after throwing just 85 pitches.
The Rockies bullpen allowed just one more hit, a seventh-inning single off, and Rockies hitters outhit the Dodgers 8-4.
Three of the hits were produced by, was 3-for-5 with three singles and scored the Rockies’ first run in the fifth inning. . scored the Rockies’ other run in the seventh inning after a pinch-hit infield single. drove in both runs, Fowler with an RBI single and Young with a groundout to first. As a team, though, the Rockies left eight runners on base and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position, including 0-for-3 by who grounded out with runners at second and third in the first, struck out with runners at first and second in the fifth and grounded out with Fowler at third in seventh.