Colorado Rockies history: Andres Galarraga gets six hits in one game
Scoring was done for the Astros but Galarraga and the Rockies took the lead with a home run, his fifth hit of the evening, in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Dante Bichette had a three-run home run and Larry Walker followed with a home run to make it a 15-10 game. No further scoring happened but Galarraga followed Walker with a single for his sixth hit in his sixth at-bat of the day. Darren Holmes closed the door with a six-out save.
Galarraga ended the evening going 6-for-6 including a double and two home runs with four runs, five RBI, and 13 total bases.
The game was the series opener against the Astros. Galarraga went 1-for-7 with a double and walk for the rest of the series. The Rockies lost by a score of 16-8 the next day in another classic Coors Field game.
For the season, Galarraga ended up with 31 home runs, 106 RBI, and he came in 16th in the MVP voting. With the win, the Rockies record was 34-29. After the win, the Rockies went 43-38 to go 77-67, which was enough to secure the first Wild Card in baseball history (of course, it was implemented in 1994 but with the player’s strike, there was no playoffs so therefore, this was the first Wild Card in baseball history). They faced the eventual World Champion Atlanta Braves in the NLDS and the Rockies were dispatched in four games.
The Astros finished with a 76-68 record, second in the National League Central and one game back of the Rockies for the wild card.