At one point on Monday night, it looked like the Colorado Rockies were going to squander an outstanding start from Germán Márquez in the first of four games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Thankfully the offense got a couple key hits and then poured it on, riding two big offensive innings and 11 strikeouts from Márquez to an easy win.
They finally hit Zack Godley
The Rockies finally got to the Arizona starter who has seemed to torture them all season. Ian Desmond doubled and then Tony Wolters singled him home to start the bottom of the fifth inning. Just like that the game was tied and just like that the wheels entirely came off for Godley, who had been baffling the Rockies and working out of trouble up to that point.
With the bases loaded for Nolan Arenado and nobody out, it looked like the Rockies might blow this game open. Then it looked like they might only scratch a couple runs out of it. Then Trevor Story delivered a big blow.
Story’s three-run home run
The MVP campaign continues.
A 6-run 5th capped off by this blast from Trev! pic.twitter.com/91PiyPjAAq— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 11, 2018
David Dahl finally gets rewarded
Dahl hit the ball hard for a couple tough-luck outs with guys on base in this game. With the bases loaded in the seventh inning and the chance to put this game out of reach, Dahl took things out of the hands of the BABIP gods and went deep for a grand slam.
Are salami taco's a thing? Asking for a friend. #BetterCallDahl pic.twitter.com/V49S0oTTAP— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 11, 2018
NL West update
The Dodgers lost to the Reds (lol), so that puts the Rockies 1.5 games ahead of them and 3.5 clear of the Diamondbacks at the top of the division.
The Rockies continues this series with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday with Antonio Senzatela on the mound against Zack Greinke.