Rockies Held to Season Low Two Hits in 3-1 Loss to Chukars
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.--The Grand Junction Rockies were held to a season-low two hits in their 3-1 loss to the Idaho Falls Chukars Thursday night at Suplizio Field.
"We were hitting the ball hard," Ryan McMahon said. "Squaring it up. Their middle infielders were making tremendous plays, so it's just how baseball goes."
McMahon broke up Jonathan Dziedzic's no-hitter in the bottom of the fifth with a leadoff single. Later in the inning, Miguel Dilone drove him in with an RBI single for the Rockies' lone run of the game.
The first half division champions drop to 3-6 in the second half and 24-23 overall.
"We've just got to start bringing more intensity," McMahon said. "After we clinched the first half, we've been taking things a little bit too lightly. We need to get back on track and bring more intensity to the field"
Grand Junction will continue its eight-game homestand Friday night with game two of a four game set against the Royals affiliate. Fireworks will follow the 7:05 p.m. matchup.