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Rockies Fall In St. Louis 9-3

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The Colorado Rockies (30-49), tied for the fewest wins in the National League, lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (42-38) 9-3 last night in St. Louis. All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Game two of the four-game series is tonight at 6:15 MT at Busch Stadium (TV: Root Sports).

Left-hander Josh Outman threw more balls than strikes and walked five while lasting just three innings last night. In Outman’s last six starts — four under the Rockies’ new four-starter system, which is supposed to demand that pitchers be efficient with a limit of around 75 pitches — he has posted a 10.17 ERA. On Monday he threw strikes on 34 of his 70 pitches.

Outman was not alone in his struggles, as the Rockies lost for the 18th time in 24 games and are now in last place in the NL West.

Official: Monday’s Box Score.

In just 2 1/3 innings, rookie reliever Tyler Chatwood (1-1) gave up four runs, and the two walks he allowed played a big factor in the runs scored against him. It was his second rough outing since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs last week.

In all, Rockies pitchers gave up eight walks — not to mention two home runs to Allen Craig and the one to Holliday.

“We didn’t pitch at all tonight,” manager Jim Tracy said. “When you walk eight guys, you don’t afford yourself much of a chance to win a Major League game.”

Tyler Colvin hit his ninth homer of the season and catcher Wilin Rosario hit his 14th, tops among rookies in the Majors. The Rockies also loaded the bases twice, in the fifth and eighth innings, but both rallies were snuffed out.

Tickets are available for the Rockies’ next home game at Coors Field vs. the Philadelphia Phillies on July 13th, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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