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Rockies offense explodes in 13-6 win over Tigers…

The pitching staff got a huge lift Friday night as the Rockies offense went ballistic on the Detroit Tigers. Jason Hammel was already nursing a 9-1 lead after the third inning. Chris Nelson had the biggest hit of the night and of his major league career so far, with a 3 run homerun in the 2nd inning, part of a 6 run inning for the Rockies. Charlie Blackmon had a perfect night at the plate, going 4 for 4with 2 RBIs. Carlos Gonzalez led the team with 4 RBIs on the night after going 2 for 4. Jason Hammel recorded his 4th win on the season after giving up 6 runs on 8 hits through 6.1 innings. Four of Hammel’s 6 runs given up were off of a grand slam by Jhonny Peralta in the 6th inning for the Tigers.

The Rockies held the Tigers to 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position, despite allowing 12 hits. The win last night was the Rockies third in a row and has them 4.5 games behind the division leading Giants.

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  1. ………………….Remember way back when all the way back in the fourth inning of Saturday nights game?..It was a long time ago considering the Rockies lost 5-4 in 14 innings…Jason Hammel probably remembers it well…That is when the scored four runs off of the right hander…The only four runs the Padres scored in the first nine frames the only blip on the radar for an otherwise outstanding Hammel…The whole inning could have been avoided…With two outs and two men on base Hammel had former Rockies farmhand Everth Cabrera at the plate…..Cabrera is a slick-fielding light-hitting shortstop who made the jump from A-ball to the big leagues when the Padres picked him in the Rule Five draft…..Cabrera hits eighth in the Padres lineup so with two outs and an open base Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta headed to the mound to make what seemed to be a simple decision…..Walk Cabrera to load the bases and face the pitcher. Ian Stewart continued swinging a hot bat for the Rockies picking up three hits…..However that was essentially it for the Rockies the rest of the lineup struggled all night…..The first four spots in the lineup combined to go 1-for-24 including three strikeouts by Dexter Fowler all from his non-natural left side…..Troy Tulowitzki struggled at the plate swinging at the first pitch three out of his six chances.

    July 5, 2011 at 11:25 pm

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