Chatwood continues Rockies’ solid pitching
By Thomas Harding | MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO — Suddenly the Rockies are influencing the National League West race, and they’re surprisingly doing it with pitching.
Friday night, Tyler Chatwood pitched five scoreless innings and the bullpen held on for a 3-0 victory over the first-place Giants at AT&T Park in the opener of a three-game set.
Friday’s shutdown work came on the heels of the Rockies winning two of three over the Dodgers, including a 2-0 blanking Monday night. The Rockies entered Friday with ERAs of 6.27 from their starters and 5.42 overall. But Chatwood (2-2) became the third starter to leave a game scoreless this road trip. Granted, Drew Pomeranz on Monday and Alex White on Tuesday went four innings each and weren’t eligible for the win. Nonetheless, the Rockies have two shutouts this trip — double their season total before the trip. MORE>>>
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