DENVER - The Colorado Rockies put themselves in position for another dramatic late comeback, this time in the opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, but they couldn't get the big hit early or late, resulting in a 7-5 loss.
The Rockies rallied and had a shot at another dramatic late win, but it was not to be this time.
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Rockies in the early innings.
Colorado managed to get a pair of baserunners in each of the first three innings for a total of six singles but could not plate any of them.
That was made all the more frustrating for the home fans in a second inning that saw St. Louis scored four runs to take a commanding lead. It began when Tyler O'Neil ran into a 1-2 pitch that hung up in the zone and belted it to left field for his fifth homer of the season.