Seattle Shuts Down Rockies 4-0
Two hits and an error is all the Colorado Rockies (15-23) could put on the scoreboard Friday night, losing to the Seattle Mariners (17-24) 4-0 in Denver. Seattle starter Kevin Millwood carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before it was spoiled by Marco Scutaro. Game 2 of the series is this afternoon at 2:10 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).
On a night when the Rockies had seven credible innings from rookie right-handed starter Alex White, they managed just two hits. Marco Scutaro earned an infield hit when Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager couldn't handle cleanly a bouncer with two out in the sixth.
Jordan Pacheco followed with another single but Scutaro took his team out of the rally by trying to reach third, only to be erased by Michael Saunders' laser throw from center field. It cost Carlos Gonzalez a chance to bat with two runners on base.
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Rockies manager Jim Tracy said, "We got a very competitive effort from Alex White. Unfortunately, the Mariners got a tremendous effort from Kevin Millwood."
At some point for the Rockies, effective pitching and high-scoring offense will have to meet. It seems they keep showing up on different days. Other than a 6-1 victory over the D-backs on Wednesday, one has been trying to overcome the other every game.
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