The good news: the Rockies’ rookies are getting plenty of major-league taking part in time.
The unhealthy news: the Rockies hold failing and their offense retains flailing.
The newest instance was their 3-0 loss to the Giants on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field, giving the Giants their first four-game sweep in Denver since July 15-17, 2019 (July 15 was a doubleheader).
With a 64-86 document, Colorado is 22 video games underneath .500, tying its low-water mark of the season. Although the Rockies had 10 hits, they had been 1-for-7 with runners in scoring place en path to being shut out for the twelfth time this season.
Rockies shortstop prospect Ezequiel Tovar, formally referred to as up from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday morning, didn’t play. He’s scheduled to make his major-league debut towards San Diego on Friday night time at Coors. But 5 different rookies did begin: first baseman Michael Toglia, third baseman Elehuris Montero, shortstop Alan Trejo, left fielder Sean Bouchard and catcher Brian Serven.
The Rockies’ finest probability to attain got here within the second inning. They loaded the bases on singles by Toglia and Trejo, and a stroll to Bouchard. But right-hander Tyler Rogers coaxed Serven right into a groundout double play. Serven additionally grounded into an inning-ending double play within the seventh.
Veteran right-hander Jose Urena supplied the Rockies with a strong begin, permitting two runs over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one. But with no offense supporting him, Urena’s document slipped to 3-7 at the same time as he trimmed his ERA from 5.70 to five.34.
In the primary inning, Giants centerfielder Mike Yastrzemski ripped a one-out double to proper off Urena and scored when left-handed hitter Joc Pederson beat the shift by rolling a single down the third-base line. Yastrzemski boosted the result in 2-0 with a solo homer to proper within the sixth inning.
San Franciso elevated its result in 3-0 within the seventh on LaMonte Wade Jr.’s RBI single off right-hander Justin Lawrence.
The Rockies open their closing residence sequence of the season towards San Diego on Friday night time.
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