Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado slides past Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado in the seventh inning of the Rockies 4-2 win on Tuesday night at Coors Field. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
There is no getting around it. The Colorado Rockies are playing really good baseball.
The Rockies again got great starting pitching and the offense did enough in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Coors Field.
The win pushed the Rockies winning streak to a season-high six games.
Jon Gray pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed only four hits while walking one batter and striking out eight.
The Rockies run of terrific starts is now nearly two weeks old. In the last 12 games, Rockies starters are 8-3 with a 1.55 ERA. In 75-and-a-third innings pitched over that span, that group has allowed 49 hits, 15 runs, 13 earned runs and 15 walks while piling up 78 strikeouts.
Eye-popping numbers, to be sure.
D.J. LeMahieu, fresh off the 10-day disabled list, broke the ice with an RBI single in the third inning to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.
Gerardo Parra's RBI single made it 2-0 in the fifth.
Trevor Story doubled that lead to 4-0 on a 2-run double in the seventh.
The Rockies and Angels close out their two-game series Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. Coverage starts at 12:30 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
After the game, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies shortstop Trevor Story.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.