The Colorado Rockies saw a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning turn into a 7-5 loss in 13 thanks to another meltdown from the bullpen. Reds outfielder Jesse Winker provided the final blow in the bottom of the 13th with a two-run, walk-off home run to prevent the Rockies from sweeping the series.
The bullpen continues to struggle
Mike Dunn did his best to get the Reds back into game allowing two walks and a single to three batters he faced in the eighth innings forcing Bud Black to bring in Scott Oberg to face Joey Votto with the bases loaded and no outs. Oberg got Votto and Eugenio Suàrez to hit into ground outs that allowed the Reds to score twice. Oberg then allowed his first hit but Carlos Gonzàlez threw a laser to home to cut down the tying runner.
Pitching for his third straight day, Wade Davis blew the save in the ninth. With one out and runners at second and third after a wild pitch, Davis got Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler to strike out but allowed the tying run to score on his second wild pitch of the inning.
To wrap things up, Chris Rusin hit Votto with a pitch to open the 13th inning before serving up the game-winning home run to Winker with one out.
DJ flashes the leather
DJ Lemahieu showed up ready to play despite the early start time for this game. After reaching in the first and scoring the first run of the game, he participated in a nice double play in the bottom of the first before turning in this gem to retire Joey Votto with this gem.
In what has become an every reap section for me, Nolan did another Nolan thing with his glove today. At this point the Rockies should be guaranteed at least at two more Gold Glove awards in their infield this season.