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Rockies run into buzzsaw in nightcap of double header, lose 2-0 to Twins

Jose Berrios struck out 11 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rockies in game two of Thursday’s double header.

In the nightcap of Thursday’s double header in Minnesota, the Rockies bats literally ran into a buzzsaw.

Twins starting pitcher, Jose Berrios recorded 11 strikeouts and walked only one over 7 2/3 shutout innings to pickup his second win in as many starts on the season. The Twins’ former no. 2 prospect made his season debut on May 13th, a start in which he also went 7 2/3 innings while giving up one run to the Indians.

The kid was flat out un-hittable early on in the game, in fact he took a no-no into the top of the fifth inning when Gerardo Parra recorded the Rockies’ first hit of the night. Colorado only had 3 hits in the game, and therefore never really had a legitimate chance at winning even though it was only a 2-0 game in the end.

Tyler Chatwood got himself in a lot of trouble tonight, but often found a way to limit the damage. Still, letting runners on multiple innings in a row will sky-rocket your pitch count, and that is what happened to Chatty tonight. He threw 105 pitches in only five innings, allowing both Twins’ runs. The five hits allowed is okay; it’s the five walks that haunted Tyler. He definitely has been the sore thumb sticking out of the Rockies’ starting rotation so far in 2017; but at the same time he isn’t that far off… Chatty just needs to be more efficient in the strike-zone in his starts going forward.

Despite the loss, the Rockies won the series in Minnesota by winning earlier on in the day. Taking two-of-three on the road is a pretty big accomplishment in baseball, especially against a team that was also in first place in their respective division.

Next, Colorado goes to Cincinnati for a weekend series against the Reds (19-21, 4th in NL Central). The Rockies are still 10 games above .500 with a record of 26-16, and that includes a Major League best 13-6 record on the road.

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