Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Houston manager Brad Mills rejected "sloppy" as the correct way to describe the Astros' 9-7 defeat against the Colorado Rockies in the front end of a Memorial Day doubleheader. Then again, Mills wasn't using the use of "tidy," either, after the Astros had committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. The Astros allowed two more unearned runs Monday night, paving the way for a 10-inning, 7-6 defeat that extended their losing streak to four. "Both these games really had a lot of similarities," Mills said. In the opener, an error by third baseman Chris Johnson on the first ball the Rockies put in play paved the way for five runs (two earned) in the first inning against left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. In the second game, a throwing error by Matt Downs set up a run in third inning, and a catcher's interference on Chris Snyder helped along a four-run rally in the fourth inning against right-hander Jordan Lyles. The Astros had 12 hits in the first game at Coors Field, 14 in...
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