After three straight ninth inning losses, the Rockies offense finally had enough and made sure they wouldn’t lose another. An eighth inning rally by the Dbacks made it a close game at the time, but the Rockies made sure to separate themselves in the bottom of the inning to make for an easy 11-6 win.
Jorge De La Rosa did what he does best, pitched around traffic. De La allowed six hits and walked 5 batters through six innings, but managed to allow only one run earning some key strikeouts and two double plays with runners on base. De La stranded 8 Dbacks through his six innings with the only run coming in the first inning from a Paul Goldschmidt single.
Charlie Blackmon countered that run with a solo shot in the bottom of the inning. Blackmon is atypical from most leadoff hitters because of his ability to hit bombs and Blackmon has been showcasing that ability lately.
The Rockies came into the fourth inning looking to generate some more offense and take the lead and that is exactly what they would do. Trevor Story would double with one and out and came around to score on a Descalso single. Brandon Barnes, rocking the barehands, would single to put runners on the corner for Tony Wolters. A ball down the line easily scored Descalso, but Brandon Barnes hesitated while trying to score and was cut down at the plate. However, after a review, it was clear that Barnes snuck a hand in and it went as a two run double for Wolters.
The Rockies scored another run from a DJ walk and Nolan double in the next inning to take a 5-1 lead. In the sixth inning the Rockies scored two more runs from the best offensive day of Tony Wolters career. After his double in the fourth, he came up with a man on an crushed his first career home run on a ball that made the second deck over the Rockies bullpen.
Over the next two innings, the Diamondbacks would score five runs to storm back and make the score a 7-6 lead. The Rockies bullpen nearly gave up this game for the fourth time in a row, but the offense flat out refused to lose and came back in the bottom of the inning to score four runs. The big blow of the inning was a three run DJ LeMahieu home run, his fifth of the year, which is only one short of a career high.
The game ended on a line out double play and the Rockies won a game that they desperately needed to win. It gives them a chance to tie the series at 2-2 and still have a good home stand. Chad Bettis takes the mound and although he has not been that great lately, the way the offense has been going he has a decent chance to win this game.