Colorado Rockies Get Swept By The Houston Astros, Lose 8-4 Thursday Afternoon
Jun 8, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher David Hale (61) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
It’s kind of a tough time to be a Colorado Rockies fan after the Houston Astros completed the sweep on Thursday, defeating the home team 8-4 at Coors Field.
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Carlos Correa stole three bases in the game, and the Houston Astros hit two more home runs to add to the four they hit in Denver yesterday, defeating the Colorado Rockies 8-4 and completing the sweep of the four-game series on Thursday afternoon.
David Hale had a bad game after several strong starts in the Rockies’ rotation, allowing five runs in five innings on ten hits and a walk, though he did strike out nine Astros’ hitters in his time on the mound.
Nevertheless, the Rockies got down early — again — when Hale allowed a first inning run on Preston Tucker‘s solo home run to make it 1-0.
For a minute, though, it looked like the Rockies would salvage a game in this series, after Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run bomb off Astros starter (and former Rockies pitcher) Collin McHugh in the bottom of the first inning to give the Rox a two-run lead, but that would be the last time Colorado was ahead in the game.
In the top of the third, an RBI groundout from Tucker and an RBI single from Chris Carter tied the game at three, and in the fifth, back-to-back doubles by Tucker and Carter pushed the Astros’ lead to 5-3, pushing Hale from the game after that half inning.
The Astros got to the Rockies bullpen in the eighth, when Domingo Santana hit a three-run home run off reliever Scott Oberg — the eighth home run Oberg has allowed in relief this year — to make it an 8-3 game.
The Rockies got a run back in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single from Wilin Rosario, but it was irrelevant to the game, and the Rockies went quietly in the ninth, losing 8-4.
Having lost eight of their last nine, the Rockies are now 28-38, with the Milwaukee Brewers coming to town on Friday evening for a three-game series at Coors Field.