It was raining home runs for the Colorado Rockies Wednesday night at Great American Ballpark. Carlos Gonzalez hit three, Troy Tulowitzki hit two, and Todd Helton added one as the Rockies downed the Cincinnati Reds 12-4.
Johnny Cueto was the scheduled starter for tonights game, however, just hours before the scheduled first pitch he was scratched for unknown reasons. It was eventually revealed that Cueto was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right shoulder. Pedro Villarreal was called up and got the start.
Carlos Gonzalez got the scoring going early with a solo home run in the first inning.
The Reds responded with four runs in the bottom half of the frame thanks to an RBI single by Todd Frazier and a three-run bomb off the bat of Xavier Paul. Unfortunately, the Reds were held scoreless for the rest of the game.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run shot in the third and Carlos Gonzalez added his second of the night in the top of the fourth. It was a three run shot and put the Rockies ahead for good.
Colorado continued to tack on the runs. In the seventh Todd Helton added to the home run parade with a two-run homerun. He was followed later in the inning with an RBI double by Jordan Pacheco.
The scoring ended in the top of the eighth when Gonzalez and Tulowitzki each hit home runs. It was their third and second respectively. The Rockies tallied 20 total hits on the game.
The offense was almost nonexistent for much of the game. Todd Frazier had two hits to go along with an RBI and a run scored.
The Reds will have a day off before starting a three game series with NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
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