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Rockies 5, Reds 4: Nolan Arenado, offense bail out Jon Gray

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The Rockies had their biggest come-from-behind victory this season

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies managed to bring their tried and true method of winning a game on the road back home. The score was a bit higher due to the environment, but the formula stayed the same. The Rockies starting pitcher went six innings, the offense scored just enough, and the back end of the Rockies pen brought home the win. Being at Coors made it a 5-4 game as opposed to the 3-2 versions we’ve so commonly seen on the road. The one new ingredient was the Rockies’ comeback as the three-run deficit they erased was the largest comeback win for the Rockies.

The struggle continues

Like most of the Rockies starting rotation, Jon Gray has struggled to get through the first inning before settling down later in the game. Tonight was no exception as Jon Gray gave up two runs in the first inning. Part of it can be attributed to bad luck as none of the hits in the first were particularly well struck but managed to find holes in the infield. In the third, Gray allowed two more runs on a home run by Eugenio Suàrez. After that, Gray buckled down and put in a workmanlike effort getting through six innings with eight strikeouts.

The offense shows up (just enough)

With warmer weather having arrived at Coors Field conditions were ripe for a breakout performance from the Rockies woeful offense. While it wasn’t a traditional Coors Field barn burner the Rockies offense did produce a rare come from behind victory. The offense came in a varied manner. Nolan Arenado homered for the first time since May 5, Gerardo Parra drove in two on a bases loaded single, Tony Wolters walked with the bases loaded for the second time this season (fifth time by the Rockies), and Noel Cuevas gave the Rockies a 5-4 lead with a pinch-hit triple.

Up next

The Rockies will go for a series victory tomorrow night at 7:10 pm MT. Tyler Anderson will take the mound for the Rockies and face off against the RedsTyler Mahle.