The Colorado Rockies (48-53) drop another game to the Miami Marlins (37-61) 4-2. It was in similar fashion to last nights loss, a low scoring affair where the Rockies lost 3-1.
Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin went 7 strong innings while giving up 3 runs off 8 hits. He walked no one and struck out 4. Generally, that stat-line would give the Rockies the win at Coors Field. Unfortunately for Chacin, the offense could not reward him for his efforts to get the win. The man who did get the win was the rookie phenom Jose Fernandez. Fernandez also went 7 innings, but allowing just 2 runs off 5 hits. He struck out 8 batters.
Rockies hopes for a playoff spot dwindle a bit more with every loss. The Dodgers have really put the petal to the metal going 14-4 in July. The Rockies find themselves 5 games back now for the division and 9.5 back of the two wildcard spots. If the Rockies wish to contend for the division, they can not be dropping games to the team with the second worse record in the league. The offense needs to wake up. The feast and famine stuff won't work, especially when it's famine more times than not. The excuse "wait for our guys to get healthy" can't be used. The Rockies must address their woeful offense. Otherwise, this season could be over before we know it.
The Rockies will play game 3 Wednesday night in hopes of their first win of the series. Jorge De La Rosa (9-5) will take on Jacob Turner (3-2) of the Marlins. Game starts at 6:40 MT. If the Rockies can salvage any hope, they will need to take this next game.
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