Pitchers: Tuesday, TBD vs. RHP Jon Gray (1-1, 2.87); Wednesday, RHP Jose Urquidy (0-1, 4.50) vs. LHP Austin Gomber (0-2, 3.52). Astros (7-8) update: After starting the season 6-1, the Astros have lost seven of their last eight games. Tuesday brings Lance McCullers’ turn in the rotation, but the righthander has had trouble with his equilibrium since getting vaccinated for COVID-19, according to manager Dusty Baker.
The Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies play in different leagues and don't have much in common other than an occasional interleague series, but the teams share something going into their two games this week. They're both struggling, and mightily. The Astros, perennial contenders, have lostseven of their past eight while Colorado, a team in definite flux, has lost eight of its past nine.
The Dodgers grab a 3-0 lead when Colorado lefty Austin Gomber, making his Rockies debut, issues a career-high seven free passes, including four in the first inning. Ryan McMahon hits three homers for the Rockies and ties a franchise record with 14 total bases. But the Diamondbacks plate three runs in the decisive 13th inning off rookie left-hander Ben Bowden; that coming after Colorado fails to come up with a winning hit in each inning of the “California tie-breaker.