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Chacin’s Rough Start Leads to Rockies 7-6 Loss to Dodgers

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Colorado Rockies (11-12) starter Jhoulys Chacin gave up a career-high seven earned runs on 11 hits and four walks while pitching the Rockies into a 7-0 hole in just 4 2/3 innings last night in Denver. Colorado rallied late, but came up short, resulting in a 7-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers (17-7). Game 3 of the series is at 1:10 this afternoon at Coors Field (TV: none).

Manager Jim Tracy will play a big hand in whether Chacin’s next start is with the Rockies or at Triple-A Colorado Springs, and he said he would “sleep on it … but you can’t go out there and pitch like that.”

“Whatever they decide — if you don’t pitch good and you don’t do your job, they’re going to make a decision,” Chacin said.

Official: Tuesday’s Box Score.

Chris Nelson’s RBI double and pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin’s two-run homer in the seventh against Josh Lindblom made it 7-5, and Troy Tulowitzki tripled and scored on Todd Helton’s sacrifice fly to deep left against Kenley Jansen in the eighth to reduce the difference to one.

But with the potential tying run at second in the ninth, Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis ranged to the middle to backhand Marco Scutaro’s grounder and save a run. Dodgers closer Javy Guerra then ended the ninth by striking out Gonzalez with the potential tying run at third base for his eighth save.

Tickets are available for this afternoon’s game at Coors Field vs. the LA Dodgers, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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