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.
Rafael Betancourt gave up the 4-3 lead in the 8th, however, with a Casey McGehee homer, to bring the game even at 4.
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.
Next half, Yuniesky Betancourt booted a DP ball leaving runners at 1st and 2nd with 1 out. Dexter Fowler blooped a single down the LF line to drive Chris Iannetta in. Rockies up 6-5.
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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