Ryan McMahon hit a clutch two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Rockies a 6-5 victory over the visiting Cubs. The win extends the team’s home winning streak to nine and adds another note in the symphony that is the Never Quit 2019 Rockies.
Coors giveth, Coors taketh away
I’ll bet Cubs fans were feeling pretty good about Coors Field in the top of the fourth inning after three home runs game them a 4-0 lead. But then the bottom half of the inning came. Charlie Blackmon homered in his first game at Coors Field since May 12, and three batters later, Nolan went ahead and tied the game up.
The game remained tied until the seventh when Ian Desmond, in a bit of a renaissance, pinch hit for Jairo Diaz and sent a ball 486ft, the longest HR hit in baseball this year, giving the Rockies the lead.
LONGEST HOME RUN OF THE SEASON— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 11, 2019
Desi sends one 4️⃣8️⃣6️⃣ft!! pic.twitter.com/ZLrZOFtuwy
Cargo returns to Coors
For the first time in his career, Carlos Gonzalez played a game at Coors Field as a visiting player. The Coors faithful welcomed him home in appropriate fashion.
Game two of the series is scheduled for tomorrow night at 6:40 pm. José Quintana will get the ball for the Cubs while Peter Lambert will try to build on his strong MLB debut last week in his first Coors Field start.