Live look in on the Astros in the last six games:
Or maybe this:
And this is the fate of her opponents.
Even the pitchers are doing it.
Gerrit Cole. Painting with Flames. ️ pic.twitter.com/csNyDsnA4r— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 7, 2019
Oh! The humanity. Who can stop the carnage, the annihilation, the eradication of all that is good and pure? Somebody, please help.
The Astros in August
The Astros are on a six game winning streak since August 1st, the day after the trade deadline. During that time the Astros have scored 54 runs, and the pitching has allowed only 13, a differential of 41 runs. That means they have won these last six games by an average of almost seven runs per game. It’s just not fair. This team is radioactive.
Today the Astros bellowed at the mountains, and their ribs crumbled. They scored 14 runs, behind a club record tying 8 RBI by once again red-hot Yuli Gurriel, who has had three home runs in eighteen hours, including the two he had last night. Alex Bregman added three RBI on two hits and a double.
Since August 1st, Bregman is hitting .474, before today, with seven RBI. His OPS before today during that time is an even 1.400.
The Astros scored their 14 runs on only 12 hits, but Rockies pitchers walked them nine times. Can you blame them? But even with all the walks four Astros had multi-hit games, including Maichael Brantley, of course, his 45th, Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, with three singles, and Gurriel.
The Astros started auspiciously, with Jose Altuve, leading off for the resting George Springer, going yard right away. After Brantley and Alvarez singled, Yuli Gurriel hit the second home run of the inning, a three-run shot, to give the Astros a 4-1 lead. (Trevor Story had homered in the top half of the first for the Rockies).
The Astros added a run in the third on a Gurriel sacrifice fly with the bases loaded.
The Astros went into full demolition mode in the fourth inning when Brantley got an RBI single with the bases loaded, Bregman walked in a run, and Gurriel got a three run double to deep left-center field.
The Stros added another run in the sixth inning when two walks and a single loaded the bases for Gurriel again. This time he got a fielder’s choice RBI grounder, his eighth RBI, tying a club record.
The Astros added three runs in the seventh when Bregman doubled home Martin Maldonado and Garrett Stubbs. After an Alvarez single, Carlos Correa plated the final Astros run with a single, scoring Bregman. Here’s Bregs’ double,
The Rockies scored two runs off Gerritt Cole on two solo home runs, one in the first inning, and another in the fourth by Nolan Arenado.
Cole went six innings, allowing two runs and just three hits and no walks. He struck out ten. Joe Biagini worked the next two innings, allowing one run, and Collin McHugh closed the game with a perfect ninth inning.
In his last 14 games, Cole is 10-0 with a 1.97 ERA. He has not lost a game since May 2nd.
Here are Yuli’s eight RBI.
The Astros are off tomorrow.
Box score and videos HERE.