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Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 7: Raimel Tapia triple caps off 8th inning rally

The Rockies avoided the sweep with the win

The Rockies rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 8-7 and avoid the three game sweep. The win improved the Rockies record to 16-19.

Eighth inning swagger

It looked and felt like the Rockies were headed toward a sweep as they entered the seventh inning down four runs. The Diamondbacks brought on reliever Archie Bradley to maintain the lead — you know, the pitcher who hit a triple against the Rockies in the 2017 Rockies game, which was the worst.

Bradley was flat out bad today though, and the Rockies took advantage. The Rockies loaded the bases with nobody out, and David Dahl took a walk to cut the Diamondbacks’ lead to three. And then Raimel Tapia, with a lot of swagger and a touch of vengeance, knocked a three run triple to tie the game. Ryan McMahon drove Tapia in to give the Rockies the lead for good. Here’s a nice look at Tapia’s triple.

Mediocre Márquez

German Márquez has had two registers for most of the season: amazing and mediocre. Even in his bad outings, he’s kept the Rockies in games and has pitched at least five innings. The Rockies got the mediocre variety today. Márquez allowed five runs on seven hits, including giving up two home runs. But he gave the Rockies six innings of work, and he struck out nine Diamondbacks in the process. Márquez also drove in two of the Rockies three runs. It wasn’t an ideal start from the Rockies’ best pitcher, but it was enough.

Up next

The Rockies will take a much needed day off tomorrow before beginning a three game series against the Padres on Tuesday.