Two winning streaks came to an end on Sunday against the Sim Twins. The Sim Rockies snapped their six-game winning streak dating back to last Sunday against the Sim Padres, and they snapped their six-game winning streak in extra inning games. Prior to Sunday’s game, they were 6-0 in extra inning games — all on the road. Now, they are 6-1 in extra innings.
Home runs galore!
Nolan Arenado got things started early, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to put the Sim Rockies up 2-0. Daniel Murphy hit an RBI single in the third to score Trevor Story, who hit his 21st double to lead off the inning.
However, in the bottom half of the third, Marcus Semien began his conquest of the Sim Rockies, hitting his first of two home runs of the day. This first one was a solo shot to put the Sim Twins on the board 3-1, and he followed that with another solo shot in his next at-bat in the fifth. Nelson Cruz hit a three-run shot three batters later to give the Sim Twins a 5-3 lead.
After the early home run parade, things quieted down. Nolan Arenado scored Sam Hilliard on an RBI bases-loaded walk in the sixth, and Drew Butera and David Dahl hit back-to-back RBI singles in the seventh to give the Sim Rockies the lead back. Sam Hilliard’s sixth double of the year (second of the day) gave the Sim Rockies a 7-5 lead, but that was the last run they scored in the game.
Oberg not sharp
Scott Oberg entered the game in the ninth in hopes of converting the save and giving the Sim Rockies their second sweep in as many series. Those hopes were quickly dashed.
He gave up a lead off single to Alex Avila — his first hit of the day. Then, Jorge Polanco hit a double to put runners on second and third with nobody out. But that could also be attributed to Sam Hilliard’s diving miss in the outfield. Marcus Semien continued his torment of the Sim Rockies by hitting an RBI ground out to second base to make it 7-6. Luis Arraez then hit an RBI ground out to shortstop to tie the game. Miguel Sanó struck out to end the game, but the save was still blown and the game went to extras.
Both offenses were quiet through innings 10 and 11, but the Sim Twins came out on top when Cruz and Sanó hit back-to-back doubles to end it with a final score of 8-7.
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The Sim Rockies head east to Pittsburgh to face the Sim Pirates. The last time these two teams played each other, the Sim Rockies swept the Sim Bucs at Coors Field. Evan Grills (4-0, 4.97 ERA) will take the mound for the Sim Rockies. Grills has struggled a bit recently, so hopefully he is able to turn things around. Right-hander Mitch Keller (3-9, 6.86 ERA) will take the mound for the Sim Pirates. First pitch is at 5:15pm MT. See you there!