James Russell was once again doomed by giving up homers, as the Rockies hit three and stole the second game of the series from the Cubs 4-3. Though it seemed like the Cubs might make a comeback in the ninth inning after Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff solo shot, they ended up falling short.
Russell, who might not be the Cubs No. 5 starter for that much longer, went four innings, giving up all of Colorado’s four runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out four.
The Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa was much better on the night. De La Rosa went seven innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits. He struck out nine on the night.
The Cubs will attempt to avoid getting swept by the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon as Casey Coleman takes to the mound. First pitch in that game will take place at 1:20 P.M., CDT.