Jon Gray’s postseason debut was a short one.
Gray, a right-hander who pitched at Oklahoma from 2012-13, took the loss in the Rockies’ 11-8 loss to the Diamondbacks in Wednesday night’s National League Wild Card Game. Although Gray was Colorado’s starter, he was not around long, allowing 4 earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.
After allowing a pair of singles to begin the bottom of the first, Gray served up a three-run home run to Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. The D-backs continued their early rally with two more hits off Gray, but he struck out consecutive batters to end the threat.
He quickly found himself back in trouble in the second. David Peralta hit a one-out single before Ketel Marte laced an RBI triple to right-center field, chasing Gray after only 41 pitches.
The Rockies drafted Gray with the No. 3 pick in the 2013 MLB Draft after he posted a 1.64 ERA in 17 starts for the Sooners that year. In his third Major League season, Gray went 10-4 with a 3.67 ERA in the 2017 regular season.