The Rockies ended their season on a high note, sweeping the Brewers in three games. Since they won the first two games, they held the Brew Crew out of the NL Central title and forced them into the Wild Card game on Tuesday.
In what ended up being a crazy game, the Rockies won on a walk-off wild pitch in the 13th when the Brewers put five infielders on the field. What a way to end the season!
Ninth inning comeback
With the Rockies down 3-2 in the ninth inning, Raimel Tapia reached second base on an error by first baseman Tyler Austin. After Josh Fuentes took a walk Pat Valaika drove Tapia home to tie the game. A passed ball put runners on second and third with one out, giving the Rockies a golden opportunity to win the game. But Dom Nuñez and Gerrett Hampson couldn’t win it for the Rockies during regulation.
Speaking of golden opportunities, the Brewers had one in the 11th. Ben Gamel walked to lead off the inning, and he should have scored on a Tyrone Taylor double that Sam Hilliard misplayed in right field. But he hesitated and stayed at third. DJ Johnson then threw a wild pitch, and Gamel hesitated again before heading home. Nuñez got the ball to Johnson in plenty of time to get Gamel. Johnson then struck out the next two batters, and the
Hoffman has good game
Jeff Hoffman pitched a nice final game of the season, allowing two runs on two hits in five innings while striking out four and walking three. Those two runs, however, came in the first inning. Yasmani Grandal hit a two run home run to give the Brewers what turned out to be a pretty steady lead throughout, as the Rockies didn’t post much offense in the final day of the season.
Nuñez goes deep
About that lack of offense, there was a lack of offense. There was one highlight though. In the eighth inning with the Rockies down 3-1, Dom Nuñez hit a second deck home run to right field to make it a 3-2 game.
The offseason! Cheers!