The Colorado Rockies came close, but they weren't able to overcome another poor start by Jhoulys Chacin and lost 7-6 to the Dodgers. He was supposed to be their ace-in-waiting this
season, but could well be on his way to Triple-A Colorado Springs for a refresher course. Manager Jim Tracy, who doesn't tend to be overly critical of his players in his
postgame remarks, said, "Our starting pitching tonight was awful." Indeed, Chacin began the game by allowing the first career homer to Dee Gordon, who had
gone 326 plate appearances and 311 at-bats without a homer. Chacin then gave up
consecutive singles and a three-run homer to Andre Ethier. Chacin gave up a run in the third on a double by A.J. Ellis on an 0-2 pitch and two
more in the fifth when Ellis launched a hanging breaking pitch for a homer. Chacin tied
his career high by giving up three homers; he also did it June 27, 2011, at the Cubs. Chacin threw 112 pitches, 63 strikes, in 4 2/3 innings as his record fel...