De La Rosa lit up in rehab start

De La Rosa lit up in rehab start

DENVER -- Saturday was not a good night for the Rockies' best two pitchers.

While ace Ubaldo Jimenez was giving up seven runs at Coors Field, left-hander Jorge De La Rosa -- who came close to matching Jimenez's brilliance before suffering a middle finger injury 10 weeks ago -- was having a rocky Minor League rehab appearance for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

De La Rosa gave up eight runs, seven earned, and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a start at Salt Lake City. All of the runs came in the first two innings. De La Rosa gave up five extra-base hits, including a Mark Trumbo home run.

De La Rosa went 19-4 in 26 starts from last June until he suffered the torn band of a tendon on his middle finger on April 25. He is 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA in four Major League starts this season.

It was the third injury rehab outing for De La Rosa, who had given up two runs on seven hits, with 10 strikeouts and one walk, in his previous two outings. Rockies manager Jim Tracy has not said whether Saturday would be his last rehab outing.