Kerosene gave up a couple of runs in the first inning and settled in to pitch six innings giving up an additional unearned run. Then the bullcrap came on in the seventh inning in a 3-3 tie game. Boone Logan – check, Zero – check, Rex Brothers – reeked loading up the bases (2 BBs and a hit) with one out and got the force at the plate for second out, Matt Belisle – one pitch to Mark Trumbo for final out preserving the tie score, Hawk – check.
Corey Dickerson hit the go ahead game winning solo shot off lockdown pitcher Oliver Perez (sub-two ERA entering game) in the top of the tenth inning. Baby Bull added an insurance run for a 5-3 final. Earlier Ben Paulsen hit his first career homer to even the score at 2-2 and Baby Bull retied the game at 3-3 later with a solo shot to right center.
rmh, EdtheUmp, and TJinPhoenix can make a claim to witnessing future Hall of Famer Paulsen’s first career homer. It was left on left and away from Coors Field (Chase Field).
Onward to San Diego.