2012 MLB Opening Day: Astros Begin A New Era Vs. Rockies

Houston attempts to lose the memory of a disastrous 56-106 campaign starting on Good Friday.

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Astros Vs. Rockies Final Score: Houston Drops Season Opener To Colorado, 5-3

The 2012 season opener for the Houston Astros ended in disappointment as they fell to the Colorado Rockies 5-3. The fielding for the Astros needs work as they had four errors which resulted in four runs on the night, and ultimately cost them the game. The Astros starting the game off well by going up 1-0 after the first inning when J.D. Martinez scored when Carlos Lee hit a single to provide the first score.

The Rockies countered by putting up three runs in the third inning, and while the Astros responded to tie the game in the fourth on a Lee two-run home run. That would be the last runs that the Astros would score Friday tonight.

The game turned in the Rockies favor in the eighth inning when pinch runner Eric Young scored the go-ahead run on an error by catcher Juan Castro who over threw shortstop Marwin Gonzalez which allowed the Rockies to go up 4-3. In the ninth Troy Tulowitzki homered to propel the Rockies to a 5-3 win.

Starting pitcher Wandy Rodeiguez got a no-decision while pitching 6 and 1/3 innings allowing six hits, thee unearned runs were scored to errors and striking out two. The loss was given to Fernando Rodriguez who was responsible for the go-ahead run even though it was not earned.

The winning pitcher was Jeremy Guthrie who pitched seven inning, allowed four hits, three earned runs, walked three and struck out only one.

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Astros Vs. Rockies: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Jim Crane era of the Houston Astros officially begins at 6:05 p.m. local time Friday night, when the new-era Houston Astros start fresh against Colorado with a roster featuring 10 players set for their first big league action. One thing still largely intact from 2011 is the rotation, with Opening Day starter Wandy Rodriguez, Bud Norris and J.A. Happ all returning. Former Phillies closer Brett Myers will anchor the bullpen.

It's an overhauled field as well - second baseman Jose Altuve and third baseman Chris Johnson are back, while Carlos Lee moves from left to first. The rest are new names, mostly young, that the new Houston organization hopes will carry this team into its next phase in the American League come 2013.

Date / Time: Friday, April 6, 6:05 p.m. CT first pitch

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Starting Pitchers: Jeremy Guthrie (0-0) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (0-0)

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Streaming: MLB.tv

Line: Rockies (-120)

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It was only one conversation with one man, but the sense of hope that Houston fans have for their hometown baseball team is on the rise.

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