Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hits a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium Tuesday night. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Carlos Gonzalez can still play.
And Jon Gray can still pitch.
Really, really well.
Gonzalez was 2-3 with a home run and two RBIs and Gray handcuffed the Cardinals over seven-and-a-third innings and helped the Rockies take game two of the series, 6-3, Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.
After St. Louis leadoff man Matt Carpenter hit a home run off Gray to start the bottom of the first, the Rockies used three consecutive multiple-run innings to build what turned out to be an insurmountable lead.
Charlie Blackmon's two-run homer in the fifth put the Rockies up 2-1. Then, Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra delievered RBI doubles to push the lead to 4-1 in the sixth.
Then it was CarGo's turn and his two-run home run in the seventh made it 6-1.
Gray allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts. The win raised his record to 9-7.
Game three of the series is Wednesday night at 5:35 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Gonzalez.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Postgame comments from Rockies catcher Tom Murphy.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.