ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 2: Starter Josh Outman #88 of the Colorado Rockies pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 2, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS (BaseballStL) – It wasn’t the warm welcome Rockies starter Josh Outman would have wanted for his first game against his hometown team as he was erratic throughout three innings of work on Monday.
Outman allowed two runs on two hits including a solo home run to the streaking Matt Holliday, but it was the five walks that ran his pitch count up – 70 to be exact – and made for an early exit for the Lindbergh product.
It has been a struggle this season for the 27-year-old left hander as he has made it to the fifth inning only once in his six starts, all of which have come since June 1.