The Colorado Rockies looked like they were on their way to an easy victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. They decided that would be boring, apparently, and blew a big lead before coming back to win a wild game by a final score of 9-8.
Noel Cuevas bails out the bullpen
Chris Rusin and Seunghwan Oh combined forces to blow a 7-3 lead, with Oh pitching an especially awful eighth inning. He had two outs and an 0-2 count, and he ended up hitting a batter and giving up two home runs to make the score 8-7 Giants. So it was that the offense had to come back late.
After an Ian Desmond single and a Chris Iannetta double off the wall, manager Bud Black turned to Noel Cuevas with lefty Tony Watson on the mound. You would be forgiven if you didn’t have the highest hopes there, but Cuevas delivered a grounder up the middle that got through and scored the winning runs.
Trevor Story beats up on Madison Bumgarner
I’m glad we get to fully enjoy this part of the day. Story hit two home runs and drove in five against the big Giants lefty.
Tyler Anderson bounceback
He didn’t get roughed up early, and he worked into sixth inning while allowing three runs and striking out seven. A welcome sight for the Rockies.
Yency Almonte gets big outs
Yes he does exist, and maybe the Rockies will turn to their highly talented pitcher in more big spots after he got the final two outs of the sixth inning with a runner on base.
Nasty Wade Davis
Given his season and the way the afternoon had gone, it felt like a day where Davis might make things interesting. Instead he mowed down some tough Giants hitters and struck out the side for the save, throwing some nasty pitches in the process.
The Rockies continue their series against the Giants on Tuesday with Germán Márquez on the mound against Dereck Rodríguez.