In case you haven’t heard, the Rockies won yesterday. When you taken into account the comeback, the history (Nolan Arenado’s walk-off home run to cap a cycle), the opponent (the win capped the first ever four-game sweep by the Rockies over the Giants), and the situation in the standings (the Diamondbacks and Dodgers had both already won and a win preserved the Rockies’ one game lead in the division), it was one of the most exciting regular season games in franchise history.
So how did social media react? Going into the top of the ninth, there was some trepidation about Jake McGee entering the game to try to secure the save.
Letting a guy pitch four times in five days never ends well.— Jordan Freemyer (@jfreemyer) June 18, 2017
Hunter Pence, who grows his beard out in order to donate it to poodles suffering from male pattern baldness, homers to give SF the lead.— Purple Dinosaur Pod. (@purpledinocast) June 18, 2017
There was hope going into the bottom of the inning, though.
Get a couple guys on and have Nolan go walk-off cycle.— Jordan Freemyer (@jfreemyer) June 18, 2017
First, with one-out, Raimel Tapia singled to get the rally going.
"When I get to 2 strikes, it's war time." -Raimel Tapia— BSN Rockies (@BSNRockies) June 18, 2017
Consecutive singles from Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu made it 5-4 with two runners on base. Nolan Arenado, sitting on a single, double, and a triple for the day, stepped to the plate.
Nolan. Do the thing.— Ted Chalfen ️ (@TheGhostofMarv) June 18, 2017
Walk off taco's for the cycle would be awesome— the ghost of reo (@reoisrad) June 18, 2017
Oh, it was.
(Note: In case Jack’s isn’t enough for you, BSN found all six for your listening pleasure).
I've never loved a baseball team as much as I love the 2017 Rockies— Eric Garcia McKinley (@garcia_mckinley) June 18, 2017
Nolan Arenado (COL): 4th career walk-off hit. 3 of those 4 walk-off hits have been against the Giants.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 18, 2017
MVP campaigns usually have highlight moments like the one Nolan just gave us. Cycle, Walk-off, 4-game sweep, and proof that he's the best 3B— Isaac Marks (@IsaacSMarks) June 18, 2017
#Rockies Nolan Arenado said the walk-off, 3-run homer to give him his first cycle is favorite moment of his career.— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) June 18, 2017
Nolan Arenado is America's father now. This is his day.— Anthony Masterson (@MasterTones) June 18, 2017
Before too long, Twitter Moments had created something for the event.
Have a day, Nolan Arenado. ⚾ https://t.co/IJllUMue1n— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) June 18, 2017
The players had some reactions too.
That's why you STAY right there!!!!!! YYYEEEESSSSS!!!!!!— Ian Desmond (@IDesmond20) June 18, 2017
What a win in a GREAT atmosphere in front of a GREAT crowd! Rox are rollin!!!— Jeff Hoffman (@hoff_23) June 19, 2017
Nobody was more fired up than Nolan.
"It's fun to be in Denver right now, that's for sure," Arenado said.— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) June 18, 2017
It all capped a pretty special day at Coors Field.
People will lie about where they were for this game— 104.3 Exec Producer (@rockiesVSconnor) June 18, 2017
If you don't love the Rockies yet, I don't know what to tell you https://t.co/su9hl5ywX3— the ghost of reo (@reoisrad) June 19, 2017
Neither do we.
What do you think? Was it a Top 5 moment in franchise history? What are the other moments that you’d place up there? How would you rank them? Consider this your Off-Day Open Thread!