The Colorado Rockies battled through the rain to earn a win.
Colorado earned its 27th win of the season (40th overall) with a 5-4 home victory over the San Diego Padres at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday. They scored all of their runs on home runs (four) and bombed the San Diego mound.
The “home runs” came at key moments. Colorado took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run by Ezequiel Toba. Trailing 1-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Coco Montes hit a two-run homer with the bases loaded to tie the game.
San Diego looked to score the game-winning run in the top of the ninth. With one out, Ha-Sung Kim singled and advanced to third on Matt Carpenter’s subsequent single to right. After a pause at second base, Kim stole one more base as right fielder Randall Grichuk fumbled the ball. He then came home on a wild pitch on a 2-1 pitch to give San Diego a 4-3 lead. If the game stayed that way, Kim would have scored the game-winning run. However, Colorado’s home run power was on full display.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, leadoff hitter Ryan McMahon hit a game-tying solo home run through a torrential downpour. He pulled a three-pitch slider from San Diego reliever Tom Cosgrove over the right field fence. Cosgrove hadn’t allowed a run in 14 games of the season prior to this one. His walks allowed per inning (WHIP) was just 0.467. With an ironclad bullpen, Colorado’s chances of winning jumped from 19.4 percent to 63.4 percent after McMahon’s home run.
After the home run, the game was halted for an hour and 25 minutes due to heavy rain. When the game resumed, two batters later, Colorado had the bases loaded and Nolan Jones stepped up to the plate. He pulled a three-pitch changeup from Brent Honeywell for a grand slam to right field. It was a massive 472-foot (143.9-meter) blast that was instantly recognizable as a home run.메이저사이트
Colorado has 56 team home runs this season. That ranks 13th out of 15 teams in the National League. Even with Coors Field as a home, which is favorable to hitters, the effect has been minimal. Against San Diego, the “home run” was something to smile about.
Meanwhile, Ha-Sung Kim, who pinch-hit in the game, went 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored. His season batting average dropped slightly from 0.242 to 0.241.