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Rockies’ offense a no-show again at Coors Field in loss to Padres

Perhaps someone should let the Rockies’ offense know that winter is officially over, so it’s OK to come out of hibernation.

The Rockies managed just five hits and struck out 10 times in a 5-2 loss to San Diego on Tuesday night at Coors Field, where they have begun their home slate 1-4.

“It’s a collective thing,” manager Bud Black said. “You see this a lot across the landscape of this game, where, when your offense is going (well), you have five, six, seven guys swinging the bat well. … We have maybe a couple.”

Playing without power-hitting leadoff man Charlie Blackmon, who was a late scratch because of tightness in his right quadriceps, and getting no production from its role players, Colorado’s offense was limited to a two-run homer by Trevor Story.


The part-time trio of Michael Tauchman, Pat Valaika and Ryan McMahon is a combined 1-for-45 with 19 strikeouts to begin the season. Tauchman started in center Tuesday night, while Valaika manned first base.

San Diego clinched the game in the seventh when Hunter Renfroe drilled reliever Bryan Shaw’s first-pitch, two-out fastball into the right-field seats for a three-run homer. They were the first runs surrendered by Shaw this season.

“(Renfroe) stayed on a pitch up and away,” said Shaw, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal to come to Colorado. “Yesterday, he tried to pull the ball. Tonight he just went with it. It happens. I’ll just have to adjust my approach next time.”

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