The Rockies put together a strong team effort throughout the majority of the game, but the bullpen once again faltered, and the Rockies dropped their third straight game, by a score of 7-5.
Charlie Blackmon led off the game with a towering solo shot over the right-center field fence -- his seventh leadoff home run of the season. That home run also broke the Rockies franchise record for single-season leadoff homers, which Blackmon also set in 2015. David Dahl extended his hit streak in the very same inning when he crushed a ball off the chainlink fence in right field. Nolan Arenado tacked on one more run, driving Dahl home with a single.
Meanwhile, Tyler Chatwood was looking dominant early on, striking out three through the first two innings.
The Rockies offense continued to thrive early, as the Rockies scored two more runs in the third on RBI singles by Arenado and Gerardo Parra.
Chatwood's success carried on through the rest of his start, and he finished the night with just two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. The most important note of Chatwood's outing is that he allowed no walks -- something's he's struggled with recently -- and struck out eight.
The Rockies had a very encouraging 5-2 lead heading into the eighth inning.
Scott Oberg, who has been nails as of late, completely imploded in relief of Chatwood. He allowed four hits and four runs and was only able to get two outs. Just like that, the Rockies had squandered another late lead and all of a sudden had a two-run deficit.
The Rockies didn't go quiet in the ninth as they got two runners on base, but it was all for naught as Sam Dyson shut the door to give the Rockies their second loss of the series.
Ugh, this chart is not pretty.