Rockies’ rally comes up short in slugfest
DENVER — One night after a tame offensive showing, the Rockies and Reds put on a good old-fashioned Coors Field slugfest on Saturday, combining for 16 runs and 22 hits.
On the bottom end of the 9-7 score, their 10th loss since the All-Star break, the Rockies must be thinking this trend — the club is 36-31 when scoring three or more runs — is getting pretty old.
Michael Cuddyer hit a home run for the Rockies but the Reds smacked five — three off Rockies starter Christian Friedrich — to validate Coors Field’s reputation as the best launching pad in the Majors. The ballpark, a mile above sea level, has seen 146 homers, one more than Yankee Stadium. MORE>>>