The Colorado Rockies have the worst record in the National League and Coors Field is known for inflated offense. Those two bits of information didn’t seem to matter on Tuesday, as the Rockies topped the Cardinals in a 2-1 pitcher’s duel.
Cardinal starting pitcher Mark Mulder made two costly mistakes in the fourth inning when he allowed back-to-back home runs to Rockies right fielder Dustan Mohr and catcher Todd Greene. That gave Colorado the only two runs they needed to top St. Louis
Mark Grudzielanek’s sacrifice grounder in the sixth inning scored Reggie Sanders for the game’s only run. The Cardinals certainly had their chances against the Rockies—they had a runner on base in every inning except the eighth. St. Louis put the lead-off batter on base in four innings. Reggie Sanders was the only one who got past second base.
Mulder lasted seven innings and served up eight hits and two walks. He was vying for his eighth straight win, but fell to 7-2.