Rockies return home, get handed big loss 15-5
DENVER — Friday’s series opener against Arizona at a packed Coors Field was a testament to Rockies fans. Over 45,000 came out to watch the Rockies lose their seventh straight and 14th of their last 16, falling 15-5 to the D-backs.
The Rockies received poor outings from two of the young pitchers they are counting on to mature into productive starters in their rotation. Drew Pomeranz made his 13th consecutive winless start, while his ERA climbed to 5.30. He allowed four runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four in three innings.
Alex White came in to relieve Pomeranz in the reliever role created to follow the abbreviated starts of pitchers working under a 75-pitch limit. White and Pomeranz were both acquired last season in the Ubaldo Jiminez trade and have won a combined three games in 39 starts this season.
White (2-9) threw 1 1/3 innings of relief, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks, one intentional.