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The Rockies did exactly what they needed to after a tough loss on Friday and responded with a big offensive night and a solid start from their starter. Behind Charlie Blackmon and his four hits, the Rockies scored 12 runs and recorded 17 hits to win the game by a score of 12-6. The bullpen didn’t do the best job of keeping the game close as they allowed three runs in the final two innings, but they still managed a big win.
The Marlins got out to an early lead and it looked like the Rockies would be in trouble again after two first inning runs. But Chad Bettis settled down after that and only allowed one more run in the next five innings.
The Rockies did a good job of keeping the game close by scoring a run in the first and second inning to respond to the Marlins two first inning runs. Blackmon hit a leadoff home run and Daniel Descalso drove in a run on a groundout in the second.
The game remained tied until the fifth inning. Chad Bettis got two quick outs in the inning, but then the big hit came for the Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton came up and launched a 500+ foot home run that broke the tie. It was the longest home run of the year and the longest of Stanton’s career. Unfortunately for Stanton, the home run would quickly be forgotten.
The sixth inning came and the Rockies took control. The first six batters of the inning would reach and combined they almost hit for a cycle, just missing the home run. Four runs would cross for those six batters before the Marlins got two strike outs to slow the inning down. The Rockies came right back and got three more runs before the Marlins finally got out of the inning.
The Rockies scored another three runs in the seventh to take a 12 -3 lead and that would be plenty to win the game. The Marlins did manage to score a couple of runs in the eighth and one in the ninth, but it was far too few runs to make this a close game.
There were multiple star offensive players for this game in the Rockies. Charlie Blackmon tallied four hits and four RBIs to drive the Rockies to a win. David Dahl knocked three hits of his own and score three runs. Cargo, Reynolds, and Descalso all had two hits as well while scoring at least a run.
Overall, this is exactly how the Rockies needed to respond to their tough loss on Friday. They now have a chance to win the series with their ace, Jon Gray, on the mound. He faced Adam Conley who held the Rockies without a run in his last start against them, but this game could and very well should go differently at home.