Slugfest doesn’t go Rockies way

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Jon Gray got roughed up on Thursday night for what was his worst start of the season. Gray was able to go only 3.1 innings and gave up 9 earned runs on eight hits. The Cardinals offense finally erupted for 13 runs and they won the game 13-7.

The Rockies did manage to get to starter Michael Wacha and it looked like for a short time they could win this game. They went down early by four runs to the Cards, but came storming back in the third and fourth inning.

The third saw Trevor Story coming through with a two out, two run double to cut the Cardinals lead to 4-2. In the fourth the Rockies came back for some more. They had five hits in the inning, all singles, and played small ball to push across four runs in the inning to take the 6-4 lead. Jon Gray also had his first career RBI on his second career hit.

Sadly, the lead would not last. The Cardinals came right back with three singles, two doubles, and two walks to score six runs. That was basically all the Rockies needed to be out of this game as the Cardinals bullpen took over.

Three different Cards pitchers combined for five innings and only gave up one run in those innings. It was a Trevor Story home run, his 12th of the year, but it was not nearly enough to get back in the game.

The game ended a three game series in St. Louis in which the Rockies lost 2 of 3. They will travel to Pittsburg to continue their road trip and will hopefully fare better than they did in an earlier home series against the Pirates. They will start the series facing Gerrit Cole with Eddie Butler on the mound so they will need some luck and a few different things to go right if they want to win this game.

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