Alex Verdugo was the Rockies killer this time, hitting a walk-off home run against Jesus Tinoco in the bottom of the 11th inning, sending the Rockies to a 5-4 loss. It was the second straight night a Dodgers rookie hit a walk-off home run against the Rockies, who dropped their 10th straight game against Los Angeles. It was Verdugo’s second homer of the night and dropped the Rockies to 3-2 on the current nine-game road trip and 40-36 on the season.
Ian Desmond’s big day
Ian Desmond had one of his best days in a Rockies uniform Saturday, especially considering the competition. Desmond was 4-for-4 on the day, with a double, run scored and an RBI. It was the 12th four-hit game of Desmond’s career and his first with the Rockies. The performance raised Desmond’s batting average to .281 and his OPS to .859 on the season. That average would be Desmond’s best since he hit .285 with the Rangers in 2016 and the OPS would be his highest in a full season in his career.
Pinch hit swagger
Raimel Tapia has been slumping and seeing his playing time cut down recently, thanks in large part to the resurgence of Desmond and Charlie Blackmon, but still came through in a big way in the seventh. Pinch hitting for Jake McGee in a tie game, Tapia hit a solo home run against Dodgers reliever Caleb Ferguson, giving the Rockies a 4-3 lead.
The Rockies will look to salvage a game in the series tomorrow, with Antonio Senzatela taking the mound against Kenta Maeda. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Mountain time.