Alex White has been unable to go more than four innings in recent starts for the Colorado Rockies.
He failed even get that far against San Diego on Friday night and the Rockies went on to a 5-4 loss to the surging Padres.
After working four innings in five straight starts, White (2-7) lasted only 3 2-3 in his latest outing, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks. He was lifted after throwing 76 pitches.
''I felt like I took a step in the wrong direction tonight as a pitcher,'' White said after his shortest outing in seven starts since he returned from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Aug. 2. ''I got to get back on track here. I had good stuff. Command, once again, is just killing me. I got to fix it, and I'm trying to get there.''
White, who is 0-4 in 11 starts since his last win June 24, pitched 5 1-3 innings on Aug. 2 when he began his second tour with the Rockies this season. But he has now made six straight starts without reaching the fifth. He began the game by strikin...