Tuesday Rockies Wrap-up: Rox Tie Reds; Chi Chi Starts; Lambert Leaves

Colorado Rockies right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez talks with reporters after a 5-5 tie with the Cincinnati Reds at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA)

Tuesday's Colorado Rockies-Cincinnati Reds game ended in a 5-5 tie and was played under cloudy, gray skies.

And the Rockies are hoping storm clouds are not hovering over young right-hander Peter Lambert.

Lambert left the game in the fifth inning with what manager Bud Black said after the game was forearm tightness. He did not have any other details.

"Fingers are crossed," Black said.

Lambert is battling to be the club's fifth starter. The 22-year-old from San Dimas, California made 19 starts with the Rockies in 2019, along with 11 at AAA Albuquerque.

Undoubtedly, the Rockies are hoping Lambert avoids a serious arm injury.

Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez started for the Rockies and went three innings, allowing one hit and striking out three.

Raimel Tapia had a two-run double and the Rockies scored three times in the seventh inning on RBI singles by Dom Nunez and Brendan Rodgers and an RBI double by Bret Boswell.

Wednesday, the Rockies will host the Chicago White Sox.

The next KOA Rockies Spring Training broadcast is Friday, March 13 against the Reds. Coverage will begin at 6:55 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Postgame comments from Gonzalez and Black, along with highlights, are below.

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