After beating up on Astros starter Bud Norris early, the Colorado Rockies are leading 10-4 over Houston through four innings on Thursday night. The Rockies did nearly all of their scoring in the first two innings, forcing Norris out of the game after he had gotten just five outs.
Norris, one of Houston's better young pitchers, didn't exactly look the part in Colorado on Thursday. Lasting just 1.2 innings, he allowed nine runs on seven hits and three walks, looking utterly ineffective against the Rockies' lineup. Jeremy Guthrie has fared much better for Colorado, giving up four runs over four innings despite allowing nine hits.
Carlos Gonzalez has continued his impressive season on Thursday, going 2-for-2 with a double, a homer, a walk, three runs scored and three RBI so far. Michael Cuddyer has also had a big game, going 3-for-3 with two singles, a double and three RBI.