The Rockies have been making a habit of playing exciting baseball late and Memorial Day was no exception. This one went to extra innings. With the game tied 3-3 in the 11th, Ian Desmond hit what looked like a game winning home run that was called a double (and upheld upon review). There was not a lot of time for “what ifs” though, as Raimel Tapia took the first pitch he saw and singled up the middle to drive Desmond home and give the Rockies a 4-3 win.
Nolan being Nolan
Two outs with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Nolan Arenado stepped to the plate to face Archie Bradley with the Rockies down 3-1. Two pitches later the game was tied after Nolan got his second hit of the game, his seventh straight multi-hit game, tying a franchise record and extending his own personal best.
Jon Gray didn’t have a dominant outing, but he was far from bad. He was removed after three straight one-out hits in the sixth inning after just 84 pitches despite having allowed only two runs. Maybe he was dealing with a possible injury, or Bud Black saw something he didn’t like, but Jairo Díaz came in and finished off the D-backs in the inning. Gray’s final line was 5 1⁄3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 K. It was his second solid start in a row and he seems to be building back into a good place.
The series continues Tuesday evening. Antonio Senzatela will get the start for the Rockies and Merrill Kelly will start for the Diamondbacks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 pm MT.