Rockies Extend Win Streak Over Angels

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The Colorado Rockies hosted the Los Angeles Angels last night at Coors Field to extend their win streak to six.

Jon Gray started for the Rox and didn’t disappoint, he had a shut-out for seven innings and eight K’s.  Numbers that are becoming par for the course for big Jon Gray and the Rockies.  The first inning was nerve-wracking, allowing runners but no one scored so no harm, no foul.

He didn’t face true trouble until the seventh inning when Simmons led off with a single.  Up next was the exciting Shohei Ohtani who can hit the ball to the moon, apparently.  Luckily, Gray coaxed a slow grounder to first from him instead of a moon shot and a fly ball from Maldonado ended the inning.

Justin Upton shot a two run homer on Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino  in the eighth leaving Wade Davis to pitch the ninth and earn his 14th save.

Final score: Rockies four Angels two.

One of those runs being a fantastic slide at home by Nolan Arenado.  Trevor Story doubled in the seventh sending Arenado from his roost on first all the way home following his walk.  He slid his hand under the tag and across home plate for the safe call.  Upon review the slow-mo revealed an even more glorious view of the slide and non-tag.  Well done!

The Rockies offense started a little more sluggish than lately but did get it done.

The return of second baseman DJ LeMahieu was much-anticipated and he did not disappoint.  It’s always exciting when players come back with hits and RBI’s, ready with defense, the aggressive spirit is evident with the Rockies this season and the winning record shows it.

Colorado has done well lately in low-scoring, close games.  A trend that could quickly turn the other way.  A little more offense would go a long way for this Rockies team.

This is the honeymoon time, bring on the dog days the Rockies are ready!