The offense showed up for the Rockies on Monday night, but the pitching didn’t as they fell to the Diamondbacks, 8-6. Jake McGee and Chad Bettis allowed three home runs in four batters in the sixth to give up the lead for good. The loss is the sixth in the last seven games for the Rockies and have gone 9-26 since June 30.
The Rockies were winning 6-3 after five innings thanks to a good effort from Peter Lambert. Jake McGee came in and gave up a leadoff home run to Jake Lamb, a single to Josh Rojas (making his major league debut), and a home run to Nick Ahmed to tie the game at six. Chad Bettis entered the game and promptly gave up the go-ahead home run to Carson Kelly. The next inning, Rojas drove an (unearned) insurance run of Jairo Diaz.
The Rockies did have a lead at one point, which can largely be attributed to a four-run first inning from two-run singles from Raimel Tapia and Tony Wolters. Trevor Story homered in the fourth and Ryan McMahon in the fifth, so at that point it seemed like it would be a good night at Coors. Then, you know, the stuff above happened. Oh look, dongers!
Game two of the series is scheduled for 6:40 pm MT on Tuesday. Jon Gray (10-8, 4.06 ERA) takes on Zac Gallen (2-3, 2.40 ERA).