Tonight was a fine pitched night by starter Jason Hammel. Going just shy of 7 innings, Hammel allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, scattering 8 hits and walking 2.
All 4 Matts appeared out of the bullpen tonight.
Matt the First was Reynolds, brought into the game in the 7th to get Prince Fielder to strike out on 3 pitches.
Matt the Second was Lindstrom. Lindstrom pitched a perfect frame with a punchout.
Matt the Third was Belisle. Belisle allowed a hit and a walk.
Matt the Fourth was Daley, who pitched a perfect inning.
It was around this point that the Rockies took the lead back, and Huston Street gave the game right back up by allowing a leadoff homer to Yuniesky Betancourt, who was 3-for-6 on the night. Street finished the rest of the inning without allowing another run. Tied at 5.
Last pitcher available in the bullpen was Felipe Paulino. Felipe Paulino walked Ryan Braun and then Prince Fielder destroyed a baseball into the RF stands. As it has been written.
So the Matts pitched scoreless innings and the Jasons hit home runs. What a freaking game.
Graph and call after the jump.
23 - 20
Matt Belisle (.290 WPA)
Matt Lindstrom/Daley (.145 WPA apiece)
Jason Hammel (combined .243 WPA)
Seth Smith (.218 WPA)
Ty Wigginton, Smith, and Iannetta had multi-hit games.
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