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Rockies 6, Cardinals 3: Jon Gray helps Rox bounce back in St. Louis

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The Gray Wolf looked solid once again.

The Colorado Rockies rebounded after a tough loss on Monday by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night.

Another good start from Jon Gray

In his third start since returning from Albuquerque, Gray once again looked like the top-of-the-rotation starter we know he can be (hashtag ace debate). He went 7 13 innings and looked like he was on pace for a complete game because he had been so efficient. The eighth inning got away from him a bit and he left with the bases loaded after 92 pitches.

Seunghwan Oh came in and finished the inning, and even though it wasn’t pretty, the damage was limited to a couple runs and kept Gray in line for a well-deserved win (hashtag pitcher wins).

A walk and a home run

The Rockies were kept off-balance by Jack Flaherty early in this game and were not able to make the young starter pay when he did make mistakes. Two key at-bats in the fifth inning turned that around and tilted this game in Colorado’s direction.

Ryan McMahon won’t make the highlights, but his 12-pitch walk was a key at-bat in this game. He fought off a number of pitches and earned his way on base. He was there when Charlie Blackmon made Flaherty pay for a pitch over the middle with a two-run home run to give the Rockies the lead.

Carlos González does it all

There isn’t much that’s better than watching CarGo in 2018 when he looks like himself out there. The veteran showed he’s still got it in multiple facets of the game on Tuesday. He scored from first on an RBI double from Trevor Story. He made a beautiful sliding catch and didn’t hurt himself in the process.

And finally, he hit a vintage CarGo laser over the right field wall to give the Rockies a couple insurance runs.

Looking ahead

The Rockies continue this series against the Cardinals on Wednesday night with Kyle Freeland starting opposite Luke Weaver.