|Jorge De La Rosa looked great until the 5th inning.|
If the Colorado Rockies were hoping that Opening Day would be a way to reel their fan base back in with a team fun of guys who hustle, who play with heart and demand to win, they might want a do-over. Monday night's game was sloppy. The Rockies looked like a team that had just met each other, not one that had been working together in spring training for the past six weeks.
The implosion happened in the 5th inning. To that point, Jorge De La Rosa had been brilliant. Subtract a bad pitch to Marcell Ozuna and the Rockies ace was nearly perfect through four innings. He had a slider with a bite on it and was commanding his fastball. It looked to be the typical De La Rosa night that leaves opposing batters baffled.