The final game of the 2017 season seemed a lot like a spring training game. The Rockies trotted out half a dozen pitchers, and the Dodgers did the same. Rockies position players began to exit as early as the fourth inning. The Dodgers ultimately beat the Rockies 6-3.
The Dodgers got runs off of Kyle Freeland in the first and the third inning. Hoffman came in for the fourth inning, and he didn’t look great. He allowed three hits and three runs in 12⁄3 innings. Most troublingly, he walked four and struck out just one. Hoffman is unlikely to be on any post-season roster.
Down 6-0 in the sixth, the Rockies finally got on the board. Trevor Story doubled and scored off of a Tony Wolters single. Mike Tauchman drove in a run with a triple in the seventh, and Raimel Tapia doubled to drive Tauchman in. That made it 6-3. There wouldn’t be any more scoring.
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-2 and won the National League batting title, with a .331 average. The team has won four out of the last five batting titles, and Blackmon is the 11th member of the Rockies overall to win the NL batting title since 1993. A member of the Rockies has won the batting title in 44% of all seasons since their inception.
The Rockies finished 87-75, which is the third best record in team history. Their next game is the biggest of the season, in Arizona on Wednesday. You’ll hear a lot more about that on Purple Row in the coming couple of days.