Nothing went well for the Rockies Monday night. Between a total stinker from Gray, little offense, losing hold of first place, and a Trevor Story injury (of not-yet-announced-severity), it was the type of game you just want to to consign to oblivion. The bright side was that the score was 8-2 and not 8-0.
Things went about as poorly as they could have for Jon Gray. The first batter Gray faced,
Cody Bellinger Joc Pederson, hit a home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Gray recovered a bit and recorded a couple of outs, but a couple walks, a single, and a wild pitch resulted in another run scored. Things really fell apart in the third inning. It went like this:
Joc Pederson: Double
Justin Turner: Single
Manny Machado: Single (run scores)
Max Muncy: Home run (three runs score)
Yasiel Puig: Single
And that was it for Gray. He didn’t record an out in the third inning before giving way to the bullpen. He frequently worked from behind in the count, couldn’t locate his curveball, and was entirely too hittable.
Oh and also
Trevor Story left the game in the fourth inning with an apparent arm injury, which may have occurred while diving for a ball on defense. No word yet on how serious the injury is, but Trevor’s call to the dugout prior to his removal wasn’t a good sign.
The Rockies will try to take game two against the Dodgers tomorrow night. Luckily, the Rockies turn to Kyle Freeland. Unluckily, they’ll face Clayton Kershaw. First pitch is at 8:10 MT.