Colorado Rockies morning after: 3 things to like from Rangers series sweep

DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs towards first base during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 1: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies runs towards first base during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 1, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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Austin Gomber of the Colorado Rockies
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 24: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Austin Gomber #26 of the Colorado Rockies in action against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 24, 2021 in New York City. The Rockies defeated the Mets 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

1. Gomber continues a string of impressive outings

The left-hander turned in his fifth straight solid outing (2 wins, 1 loss, 2 no-decisions) with his scoreless outing Thursday against Texas.

Gomber, who came to the Rockies from St. Louis in the Nolan Arenado trade in February, has permitted just five runs in those appearances for an impressive 1.55 earned run average (29.1 IP, 5 ER).

His performance Thursday dropped his ERA at home this season to 1.33—the second-lowest ERA by a Rockies starting hurler in his first four home games with the team (ranks behind the 0.96 ERA of Julian Tavarez).

Gomber was also under the weather, as Bud Black told the media, including Rox Pile, after the game.

“Full disclosure, (he was) a little under the weather today,” said Black. “He has been fighting some sort of an intestinal bug the last three or four days (with some) vomiting and diarrhea leading up to (his) start and, in a way, we were worried a little bit.

“We sent him home yesterday (but) he assured us he would be fine. He was still a little weak when we got to the ballpark today but we felt good enough to run him out there. We talked before the game (so) he could let me know how he was doing so I’m really, really, proud of the effort (he gave us tonight).”

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