Five Run Rally in 7th Enough For Win

The first task Colorado had to do in the game was to score first to swing the odds of victory in their favor. They held on to beat Arizona 7-5 despite Miguel Montero’s three-run homer in the 9th inning. After two quick outs in the first inning, Tulo singled, Money doubled, and Wilin Rosario knocked in both with a single to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Arizona scratched back to tie the game at 2-2 on a sacrifice fly in the third inning and a wild pitch in the fifth inning.

Corey Dickerson started the five-run outburst in the seventh inning off former Rockie pitcher Will Harris by hitting the pitch that bounced in the dirt to right field for a double. That would make Vladmir Guerrero proud. DJLM drove him home with a single. Tulo followed with a single to put the runners on the corners. After Tulo moved up to second base on a wild pitch, Cuddyer hit into fielder’s choice where DJLM was out at the plate. With the runners on the corners again, Rosario had a two-run double with a deep fly to center field. After the Toddfather’s walk and a strikeout by NoDo, Blackie hit a triple off the right field fence to put the game out of reach at 7-2.

The second game of a three-game series will be played tomorrow at 6:10 p.m. MT. With the victory, the Rockies stayed in third place holding a 68-80 record in an attempt to avoid clinching a losing season.

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GARY
GARY
7 years ago

I don’t think the team has thrown in the towel like previous Sept’s,but the bullpen has turned into a nightmare.We could/should have won every game on this trip.Some of the youngsters are making a good impression.I really like Dickerson and Blackmon is finally back to where he was 3 years ago before the injuries.Chatwood has Ace potential and Arenado,DJLM arekeepers too.I guess I would argue that just because they have been losing doesn’t mean they are bad.Since July the bullpen[overworked]has… Read more »

Agbayani
Agbayani
7 years ago

Gary, I agree. This club frustrates the hell out of me because it has some good pieces and actually being a playoff competitor shouldn’t be that far away with some prudent moves. Good stuff we learned this year: 1. After last season we didn’t really know if Tulo would be an elite player again. We now know that he still is, even though he remains injury prone. 2. We didn’t know if Chacin and DLR were effectively done. We now… Read more »

Liz
Liz
7 years ago

I agree get new management and we will be able to field a team worthy of our hopes coming out of spring training. I really wish ownership would read some of these sites perhaps if they heard that enough times they would finally give in and give up on the “world’s best”

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