The successful teams are the ones who can forget the forgettable. The Rockies have shown that ability so far this season. They get another test in the aftermath of a 7-2 loss to the Pirates on Monday night. they scored only two runs despite having 11 hits. That just doesn’t happen often.
The Rockies grounded into a double play three times — D.J. LeMahieu to end the third inning, Charlie Blackmon after a Pat Valaika single to lead off the seventh, and Tony Wolters end the eighth.
It was the 35th time in franchise history that the Rockies had 11 or more hits in a game in which they scored two or fewer runs. They have won only five of those games.
5 Wins 11 or more hits, 2 or fewer runs scored
|Apr. 13, 2015||at Giants||2-0|
|Sept. 29 2013||at Dodgers||1-0|
|Aug. 6, 2012||at Dodgers||2-0|
|Apr. 17, 2008||at Padres||1-0|
|Aug. 23, 2004||vs. Dbacks||1-0|
The have only one win in the seven games in which they had 13 or more hits
|Most hits scoring 2 or fewer runs|
|Apr. 17, 2008||at Padres 14 hits||1-0|
|May 30, 2011||at Dodgers 13 hits||1-7|
|Aug. 13, 2005||vs. Nationals 13 hits||0-8|
|Aug. 15, 2006||vs. Dbacks 13 hits||1-2|
|Aug. 10, 2011||at Reds 13 hits||2-3|
|May 22, 2014||vs. Giants 13 hits||2-4|
|Aug. 8, 2015||at Angels 13 hits||2-3|
The Rockies would have to win tonight and Wednesday night in Pittsburgh to avoid losing a road series for the first time this season.
The Rockies have lost the series opener in only four of 12 series on the road this year — Monday against the Pirates, at Seattle on May 31, and at San Diego May 2 and June 2. They rallied to win the next two games in San Diego both times, and split two-game visit to Seattle..