National League Game Summary - Chicago at Colorado|
(Wednesday, September 26th)
Final Score: Colorado 6, Chicago 0
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings of
three-hit ball Wednesday and the Colorado Rockies blanked the Chicago Cubs,
6-0, in the second installment of a three-game series at Coors Field.
Pomeranz (2-9) struck out three while also walking three to earn his first
victory since July 6, snapping a 14-start winless drought in the process.
"He threw strikes down in the zone. He threw strike one, and as a result of
throwing strike one and sending that message, he got himself a couple of
first-pitch outs," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said of Pomeranz.
Charlie Blackmon belted a solo home run and Chris Nelson added a two-run
single for the Rockies, who have won three straight games after dropping nine
in a row.
Jason Berken (0-2) was pegged with the loss after giving up all six runs on
nine hits and two walks over four innings.
"Everything was belt high, not much of a breaking ball at all. He was in a
fist fight right from the beginning," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said of Berken.
Dave Sappelt registered two of Chicago's five hits, as the Cubs lost their
fourth straight game.
Colorado jumped on top in its first at-bat, as Blackmon worked a one-out walk
and came around to score on Jordan Pacheco's double into left field.
Pacheco moved to third on a groundout and quickly scored when Tyler Colvin
scorched a single into center field for a 2-0 lead.
Blackmon started the third with a leadoff blast into right field before
Pacheco and Colvin singled around a Wilin Rosario walk to load the bases with
Nelson then laced a single into right-center field, scoring Pacheco and
Rosario, while Colvin crossed home on Andrew Brown's double-play groundout.
Berken was making his third start for the Cubs since being acquired off
waivers from the Baltimore Orioles in early September ... Pomeranz was winless
in his previous 10 outings at home ... The game was delayed 84 minutes in the
seventh inning due to rain.
09/27 02:41:55 ET