Charlie Blackmon broke open a game that had been tied at five since the eighth inning with a three-run home run in the top of the 16th inning, leading the Rockies to an 8-5 win over the Giants. I think that calls for a celebration:
Oracle Park, launching pad
This is 2019 baseball, I suppose. There was a combined eight home runs at Oracle Park on Tuesday night — five for the Rockies and three for the Giants. Garrett Hampson, who came into the game slugging .378, hit two of the Rockies five home runs. And while it’s not really new for him, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner also hit one. It was his 19th career home run. The Rockies five home runs in the game were the most by a team in a game at Oracle Park since 2004. The only run to score not by way of the homer was a Giants sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Jeff Hoffman injured
Jeff Hoffman had to be carted off the field after a 99 mph line drive off the bat of Alex Dickerson hit Hoffman in his right kneecap. It looked quite painful. Hoffman was pitching a decent game at the time, and it ended in the worst way. It’s safe to say that’s going to be the last we see of Hoffman in the 2019 season.
Game two of the Rockies’ series against the Giants is Wednesday night. Tim Melville starts against Jeff Samardzija, and first pitch is scheduled for 7:45 Denver time.