Street blows save as Rockies waste another good start
For a second straight game, the Colorado Rockies wasted a good outing from the starting pitcher, falling to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in 10 innings after starthad allowed just one run in his 7 1/3.
The Rockies let‘s 10-strikeout performance Sunday slip away when the bullpen allowed a six-run eighth inning. On Monday, Chacin allowed six hits, walked two and struck out two, allowing just the single run on a single and a double to start the seventh. But the bullpen again gave the game back.
Chacin got the first out of the eighth and was pulled after a one-out single. Relieversallowed a single, but he and were able to pitch out of trouble. The real problems began in the ninth.
Closergot the first two outs of the inning, but then allowed a double to Carlos Ruiz. Street put pinch-hitter Mayberry in a 1-2 hole but couldn’t get him to bite on a series of sliders low and away before he left one up and Mayberry hit a game-tying home run.
In the 10th,allowed a leadoff home run to Shane Victorino that turned out to be the game-winner.
The Rockies scored all three of their runs courtesy a pair of home runs — a two-run shot in byin the second and a solo homer by in the seventh. But they had several excellent opportunities to add on but were unable to do so.
In the fourth, two-out singles byand put runners at the corners, but Smith grounded out to end the inning. In the fifth inning, singles by Chacin and . and a walk to loaded the bases with one out. But struck out on three pitches and stuck out after an eight-pitch at-bat. Finally in the ninth with the game tied 3-3, Smith led off with a single and moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt by Iannetta. But he was left there after groundouts by and .