Rockies buried early by Hammel’s brief outing
was roughed up early, putting the Colorado Rockies in a 6-0 hole before leaving after three innings — his shortest outing of the season — in an 8-2 loss Friday to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hammel allowed one run each in the first and second innings, each team on an RBI single that followed a double. The real problems began in the third inning, however, when Hammel worked slowly and allowed four runs, all with two outs. Aaron Miles and Juan Rivera walked, James Loney singled to scored Miles and Rod Barajas capped the inning with a three-run home run.
Rockies hitters had few chances to try to dig out of the hole Hammel put them in, producing just five hits and four walks. What chances the Rockies had were mostly wasted as they went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The Rockies scored single runs in the third and sixth innings, the first on an RBI single byand the other on a groundout by , But the Rockies left two more runners on in the third and in both the fourth and sixth, had a runner at third with one out and couldn’t score.