A chunked piece of turf was the closest factor that got here to derailing rookie Peter Lambert and the Rockies on Tuesday night time of their 10-3 domination of the Chicago Cubs at Coors Area.
In his second major-league start towards the identical workforce he made his dazzling debut towards at Wrigley Subject final week, Lambert turned in five innings of one-run ball. His lone scare came when the fitting-hander made a sliding grab on a short popup in foul ground to steer off the fourth inning, his left cleat digging into the grass and inflicting him to hobble round for a moment.
In addition to that? It was straightforward-breezy for Lambert in his LoDo debut, while the Rockies’ offense was led by huge nights from Daniel Murphy and Charlie Blackmon as Colorado extended its house profitable streak to 10 games.
Murphy obtained Colorado going with a two-run double off Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana within the first, bringing round Blackmon and Nolan Arenado for a 2-0 Colorado benefit.
Jason Heyward then dinged Lambert in the second inning with a solo homer to left area on an elevated fastball, a pitch that carried off the bat and out for a cheap homer 383 ft to left. However Lambert — just as when he was nicked for a run in Chicago — didn’t get rattled as he held the Cubs at bay via the subsequent three-plus innings.
Meanwhile, Colorado busted out the lumber en path to ending the night time 6-for-14 with runners in scoring place and with RBIs by six gamers.
A pair of RBI singles by Trevor Story and Arenado within the fifth inning pushed the rating to four-1. Then the Rockies broke out with a 5-run sixth highlighted by Blackmon’s three-run supershot to lifeless middle subject to make it 9-1, and David Dahl’s sacrifice fly RBI added on in the eighth.
Chad Bettis, Jairo Diaz and Bryan Shaw every pitched a scoreless inning in aid, while the Cubs plated a pair runs off Phillip Diehl within the ninth by way of RBI singles from Addison Russell and Albert Almora Jr.
It marked the key-league debut for Diehl, who was referred to as up Monday from Triple-A Albuquerque and had impressed within the minors following his trade from the Yankees for outfielder Mike Tauchman on March 23.