The Rockies accomplished a lot in their 6-4 victory over the Mets this afternoon. They won a day game, a series, and their third straight game. Heck, they even have a winning homestand after four games! Kyle Freeland went six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and four walks.
The Nolan Arenado Show
Coming into today Nolan had homered in back-to-back games. In his first at bat he continued the streak by taking Steven Matz deep down the left field line, driving in Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu to give the team a 3-1 lead. It was his fourth career hit against Matz and his fourth career home run against Matz.
He’s real. And he’s spectacular. pic.twitter.com/P7Ny1iVrUs— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 21, 2018
He wasn’t done, however. The very next inning he again drove in DJ and Charlie, this time with an RBI double the other way, to make it 5-1. As it turned out, that’s all the runs the team would need.
Yency Almonte makes MLB debut
The Rockies bullpen has been atrocious over the last month, so reinforcements were desperately needed. Enter no. 9 PuRP Yency Almonte, who was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque before Thursday’s game. After Chris Rusin allowed back-to-back singles to start the eighth inning, the rookie right hander, who has struggled as a starter at ABQ, entered the game for his major league debut. Two batters later, he was out of it: a sac fly to Wilmer Flores and a Devin Mesoraco double play ended the threat.
The Rockies begin a three game set against the Miami Marlins on Friday. It’s 25th Anniversary weekend so there are sure to be a number of former Rockies greats in attendance. Jon Gray will take the mound against Wei-Yen Chen with first pitch scheduled for 6:40 pm MT