The Rockies continued their winning ways against the Seattle Mariners Friday night behind another impressive offensive showing. Tonight was the Rockies third win in a row, eighth in the last 10 games and 11th in the last 14. Considering that their opposition during that stretch has been made up entirely of games against the Mariners, Dodgers, Giants and Diamondbacks, it has been a very impressive run of games that have catapulted the Rockies back into contention.
Trevor Story has put together an amazing season already as he’s finally tamed his tendency to strike out while maintaining his prodigious power and Gold Glove caliber defense. That story (sorry I couldn’t resist) continued tonight as he drove in four more runs with a home run and double to lead the Rockies offense.
Welcome back piggyback
In his first start back with the MLB team, Jeff Hoffman only lasted into the 4th inning before being pull due to ineffectiveness. A taxing game for the Rockies bullpen seemed to be in the cards until Harrison Musgrave stepped up in a big way for the Rockies. Musgrave pitched three innings and save the rest of the team pitching into the seventh, though he did create a bit of a mess before departing that Chris Rusin was unable to clean up.
Stay hot Charlie
Like Story Charlie Blackmon hit a double and home run in his five at bats. Ever since getting a day off at the beginning of the month, Blackmon has been back to his old self and tormenting opponent’s pitching. This first inning bomb trimmed the Rockies early two-run deficit in half.
#19 for #19 is his longest of the year! pic.twitter.com/GnLm5REGl1— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 14, 2018
The Rockies play their next-to-last game before the All-Star break tomorrow night at 7:10 pm MT. Jon Gray returns from his brief hiatus in Triple-A for Colorado as the look to stay hot heading into the break and win yet another series against a quality opponent.