The game started as if the Rockies took another step towards a 100-loss season. Jorge De La Rosa issued a lead off walk in the second inning. Ryan Ludwick followed with an RBI double for the first run. Ludwick moved to third base after two ground outs. An eight-hole guy came up to the plate with pitcher on deck and Rockies already behind 1-0. Walt Weiss had never completed his internship in managing 101. Instead of putting the #8 hitter on to get the pitcher, De La Rosa gave up a two-out run-scoring single that made the score 2-0.
Then Colorado went to work scoring seven unanswered runs to take a 7-2 lead. Corey Dickerson and Baby Bull had back-to-back double that scored the first run. The next inning Colorado loaded the bases on three straight singles. Corey Dickerson hit a sac fly to the warning track to even the score at 2-2. In the fourth inning Charlie Culberson showed up for the first time since that spectacular walk off home run. He got the two-run fourth inning started with a single to give the Rockies a 4-2 lead. The next inning, “Clobberson” went first pitch swinging with two on and deposited a no-doubter in the Pavilion seats to give Colorado an insurmountable 7-2 lead.
De La Rosa picked up his 12th win of the season going seven innings with only one walk and five hits. Boone Logan and Zero teamed up for a 1-2-3 eighth. Then Hawkins quick pitched the ninth to close the door on the Reds with just seven pitches.
The Rockies have released a statement that CarGo will undergo knee surgery on Monday which officially ends his season. Tulo told the ROOT broadcasters that we should not doubt that he will be back better than before. Ryan Spilborghs agreed with him, so we will see what happens next.