White, offense struggles as Rockies drop D-Backs opener
struggled with his command in his second Colorado Rockies start, walking six and receiving little help from his offense in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
White allowed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first to Ryan Roberts. He walked three more hitters in the inning, but got of trouble with no further damage, aided in part bypicking off Aaron Hill at first base after the first of White’s three walks. Over the next four innings, White allowed just one more hit and walked two while regularly pitching behind in the count. After five innings, White had walked five but allowed just two hits and struck out three.
Things fell apart for White and the Rockies in the sixth inning. Down 1-0, White allowed a leadoff single to Hill, hit Justin Upton, gave up an RBI single to Miguel Montero and an RBI double to Paul Goldschmidt before recording the first out of the inning. Two more runs scored in the inning on singles by John McDonald and pitcher Daniel Hudson, putting the Rockies in a 5-0 hole. White was done after six, having allowed five earned runs on seven hits and six walks.
Hudson dealt with traffic early in the game, allowing three hits and three walks in the first four innings but no runs. After the fourth, the Rockies did not produce a runner off Hudson or the Diamondbacks bullpen until the ninth inning. Asingle and three hit batsmen — , Iannetta — forced in the Rockies’ only run. The Rockies were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and produced just four hits, none of them by , whose 15-game hitting streak came to an end.