It wasn’t for lack of trying, but the Rockies actually won a game.
Against the Dodgers no less.
It wouldn’t be a Rockies game if there wasn’t a dumb play by Rosario and some sort of injury, preferably to a pitcher. Today’s win had both of those and more:
- With the Rockies holding a single run lead in the bottom of the 8th, Rosario took his several step lead off second after Stubbs punched one to right. Puig, doing his best Little League route to the ball makes a diving catch at the warning track. Rosario, who has apparently never heard of Puig and his excellent arm, tags up only to get thrown out at third, a surprise to no one.
- Masset gave up four runs to the first four batters he faced before leaving with a “leg injury”. It isn’t clear if he busted out the “Coyote Ugly” move to get pulled since he wasn’t getting any help off the mound from management before his “injury”.
- Logan tried his hardest to give up the lead, and ultimately the game, when he came in to “relieve” Masset. Logan, who hadn’t pitched in over a month, was wildly ineffective. By the time he left his pitch count wasn’t the issue (11), but his command was as erratic as bargain basement bottle rockets. He gave up a single and walked two batters to load the bases. Oh, and let the inherited run score.
- Never fear, Zero is here. Ottavino came in to save the inning, and the game, by coming into the inning with bases loaded and no outs. He got Uribe to hit into a double play and struck out Ellis looking. Ott came into the eighth throwing strikes and taking names, keeping the Rockies in it as he struck out Puig and got Ramirez to ground out to end the inning.
- In the biggest surprise of the night, The Hawk actually earned the save instead of blowing it. One, two three and just like that the Rockies won one.