Rockies roughed up again by Astros, drop ninth straight
The Houston Astros again shelled Colorado Rockies pitching, collecting 14 hits — including one each from their first six hitters of the game — en route to an 11-2 win and the Rockies’ ninth straight loss.
Rockies starter, who was sharp in his first two major-league starts at Coors Field, allowed three singles and three doubles before recording an out in his first road start, putting the Rockies in a 5-1 hole. He allowed a sixth run in the second inning on a walk and a double and was done after two having allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
The Rockies bullpen did not fare much better., making his first relief appearance since July 30 when he took over for the traded , allowed three runs on five hits and walked three in 2 1/3 innings, but did hold the Astros to their one of their two scoreless innings, the third. and each allow a run in an inning of work. Only Jim Miller, who retired both hitters he faced after relieving Rogers in the fifth, and , who pitched a one-two-three eighth, had quiet nights on the mound.
. and combined to put the Rockies on the board first with a single and double to start the game. But the Rockies scored just one more run on a solo home run by in the seventh and missed several opportunities to make it a game, going 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and leaving nine runners on base.