It’s been 667 days since the Pittsburgh Pirates had played a game at Coors Field, but the runs will have to wait at least one more day from their awaited return.
The Pirates dropped the first game of their three-game set with the Rockies Monday afternoon by a score of 2-0.
The Rockies started the scoring off in the third inning with a two-out RBI triple from center fielder Yonathan Daza, which scored the eventual game-winning run.
The team added an insurance run with a solo shot from catcher Elias Diaz in the fifth inning.
Today continued a theme for Tyler Anderson, who pitched well in giving up just two runs, but he failed to yield any run support from the lowest-scoring team in baseball.
Kyle Freeland got the start for the Rockies and pitched five scoreless innings, while giving up just three hits and striking out seven.
This is the fourth time the Pirates have been shut out this season and the 32nd time the team failed to score more than two runs in 77 games.
You would think the altitude would help elevate the Pirates offense, but good pitching usually beats good hitting, or in this case, not-so-good hitting.
The Pirates will get another crack at it tomorrow night against the Rockies. First pitch is set for 8:40 p.m. EST.