Losing in walk-off fashion is hard enough when you are playing your division rivals, but losing an extra-innings against the MLB’s worst team, one that is projected to eclipse 100 losses, well…that is just too much to take.
The Rockies failed to capitalize on many a base runner in scoring position, again, in their 3-2 loss to the Astros. The game went 12 innings before Houston broke up the 2-2 tie with two outs and runners on first and second. Brandon Barnes hit a ground-rule double to score the winning run.
- Bases loaded in the 3rd, with no outs, sees Tulo, Rosario and Pacheco all hit straight to Astro players to end the threat.
- They were 3-18 with runners in scoring position while leaving 15 men on base over the 12 innings.
- CarGo was left on base three times (one bright spot: he was 3-6 in the game)
- Tulo left seven men on base, Rosario left eight.
To say the day was frustrating would be an understatement. The only bright-spot was the pitching, especially Chacin who only gave up two-runs on five-hits and struck out nine. He threw just 82 pitches, taking the team seven innings. He was perfect through three and a third and only had a bit of trouble in the fourth, giving up a two run double to Carlos Pena.