The Rockies equaled a franchise-record by striking out 24 times in their 5-4, 11-inning win at Boston on Tuesday night. They also struck out 24 times in a 3-2, 18-inning loss at San Francisco on March 8. It was the 15th time in franchise history the Rockies have struck out 17 or more times in a game, but only the fifth time in those 17 games that the Rockies won.
Nolan Arenado committed two errors on Tuesday night -- one throwing and on fielder. That led to one unearend runs. It was the seventh time in his career he has had a multi-error game. The errors have led to seven unearned runs.
Not only did the team set a record, but Chris Sale, who pitched the first seven innings for the Red Sox, struck out 17, equaling the single pitcher record against the Rockies that Randy Johnson set on April 21, 2002.
All 11 Rockies who had an at-bat in the game struck out at least once, including Trevor Story, Mark Reynolds. Raimel Tapia, Ian Desmond and Chris Iannetta three times each.
The 24 strikeouts also equaled the Red Sox club record. Red Sox pitchers also struck out 24 in 15 innings agianst Tampa on Sept. 15, 2017.
--Charlie Blackmon's two-run home run in the eighth inning, which gave the Rockies a short-lived 4-3 lead, was his seventh career go-ahead home run in the eighth inning or later. It also extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
--Nolan Arenado is hitting .435 in May, and with his two-run home run off Chris Sale to put the Rockies on the scoreboard he has five home runs and 14 RBI in 11 games this month, and 22 RBI in his last 19 games.
--The revivial of Bryan Shaw continued. For the 15th time in 20 appearances, Shaw did not give up a run, working a scoreless seventh.
--The Rockies are 3-1 in extra innings.