If you take all of the runs the Rockies scored in the last five games, it would still not be more than the 17 runs they scored on Wednesday. The Rockies absolutely exploded for all of the runs on eighteen hits and powered Jon Gray to his fifth win of the year. Gray was not perfect, but he was solid and he got through six innings.
The scoring started early for the Rockies, but it did not stop until the very last inning. They scored in all but two innings and scored more than one run in five of those innings. Every starter except Gray scored a run and Cargo was the only Rockie to not earn a hit, though he did hit the ball hard.
What really pushed the Rockies offense ahead in his game was the fact they hit with RISP. They went 9-19 on the day and seemingly came through with the clutch hit every other time. The Rockies had five two-out hits on the game that scored runs, another sign that they were clutch in the game.
The big player in this one was Trevor Story who came through huge with all three of his hits. Story had two home runs, six RBIs, and gave the Rockies the anchor they needed at the bottom of the lineup. Some other key players were Lucroy and Arenado who both had two doubles, Reynolds who had a three-run homer, and Parra who had three hits and four RBIs.
There was really only positives in this game, but if there was one thing to improve upon it would be Gray’s struggles the third time through the lineup. He was really good the first two times through, as he has been in most starts, but ran into his trouble in the sixth inning. He walked two and allowed a single before allowing a two-run single to give the Braves their only runs of the game. Regardless of the bad inning, Gray still got through six innings and earned a quality start.