It’s hard to look at the final score and remember this game was close and tense for most of the night. The Colorado Rockies hung tough with the Houston Astros and had their chances to win the game on Tuesday. Unfortunately they were not able to capitalize, and once the game went to extra innings things got ugly. Really ugly. Houston eventually went on to win by a final score of 8-2.
Error, hanging curveball, whatever
The whole sequence in the top of the 10th inning was weird. Josh Reddick hit a seemingly harmless single to center field to lead off the frame, except Charlie Blackmon was coming on strong and ended up missing a short hop through his legs. That put Reddick on third base with nobody out.
Wade Davis got an out when the Astros tried to squeeze with Marwin Gonzalez with two strikes—which was confusing—but he melted down after that. He walked the next batter and then hung a curveball to Tony Kemp for the go-ahead hit. The Astros piled on from there and turned this one lopsided.
The best chance for the Rockies
Nolan Arenado batted with men on the corners in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score tied 2-2. Those are the spots he lives for, especially on a winning team against the world champs. Baseball is hard, though, and Arenado popped out in foul territory.
Tyler Anderson was great again
The lefty’s night got off to a rough start when he surrendered a two-run bomb to Alex Bregman before he recorded an out. He bounced back and cruised for the rest of his start, retiring 10 straight at one point and going 7 1⁄3 innings.
The end result took the fun out of Anderson’s outing as well as the offense’s rally to tie the game in the seventh inning. Hopefully the team will have short memories and bounce back on Wednesday.
Jon Gray gets the start on Wednesday against Charlie Morton for the Astros.