It was a historic night for all the wrong reasons.
The Rockies lost 9-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night at Coors Field. It was the first time they were shut out on a home fireworks night in franchise history. This was the 50th fireworks night ever for the Rockies.
Just weeks after no-hitting Colorado in Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw was brilliant again. The two-time Cy Young award winner threw eight innings of scoreless baseball and struck out eight. He extends his scoreless inning streak to 36 while improving his record to (10-2).
Newly acquired Jair Jurrjens did not pitch well in his Rockies debut. Jurrjens left with two outs in the fifth inning after giving up 12 hits and eight earned runs. His night got off to a miserable start when Dee Gordon led off the game with a bunt single and the next batter, Yasiel Puig, put a ball in the trees in dead center field. The Dodgers put hit the Rockies 19-2 in the game.
Colorado has now lost 16 of its last 18 contests.
"At this point we have to be tired of getting kicked around," said Manager Walt Weiss. "I think it's up to us to do something about it. The guys show up and compete well everyday, but it's time to turn it around."
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki did not play in the game due to tightness in his groin. He suffered the injury running out an infield single in the Thursday's loss to Los Angeles. Weiss said he does not anticipate a trip to the disabled list for Tulowitzki and considers him day-to-day.
The Rockies and Dodgers will play game three of their four game set on Saturday with first pitch scheduled for 2:10 PM. Jorge De La Rosa is expected to start for Colorado while Dan Haren is set to throw for L.A.