The Sim Rockies won on Sunday, to split the series with the Sim Brewers. They are heading into the All-Star Break with a 42-54 record — 15 games out of the division and nine games out of the Wild Card. They are one game behind the fourth place Sim Diamondbacks and tied with the last-place Sim Mets.
Better call Dahl
David Dahl played superhero for the Sim Rockies on Sunday, hitting a two-run shot to right in the top of the ninth off of Josh Hader to score Drew Butera and put the team up 6-4. They never looked back. The home run snapped a 1-for-8 streak that Dahl had in the prior two games.
Prior to the Dahl big fly, the Sim Rockies played small ball to go up 4-0 in the early innings. In the second inning, Elias Díaz singled to score Matt Kemp and two batters later, Brian Mundell singled to score Ryan McMahon and put the Sim Rockies up 2-0 early.
In the third inning, Díaz and Mundell did it again. Díaz singled to score Trevor Story and Mundell hit a sacrifice fly to score Kemp to put the Sim Rockies up 4-0.
Trouble in the fifth
From the fifth inning on, the Sim Rockies struggled. First, Ryan McMahon lined into a triple play (3-6-1). Not really a great thing to have on your record.
The fifth inning is also where the wheels started to fall off for starter Jack Wynkoop, who had held the Sim Brewers scoreless through four innings.
It all started with an RBI double to Jedd Gyorko to score Tyrone Taylor to make it 4-1 Colorado. Then, Manny Piña reached on a scoring error by Wynkoop to score Gyorko. Lorenzo Cain grounded out to Ryan McMahon, but Orlando Arcia was able to round home to make the score 4-3 Sim Rockies after five.
Things settled down for the next few innings, but Tyler Kinley gave up the game-tying home run to Eric Sogard in the eighth.
After the Dahl home run, Scott Oberg came in for the save and he was able to convert. This was his 16th save of the year. Kinley earned the win and Carlos Estévez earned his 16th hold.
Wynkoop’s final pitching line was 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. He has yet to record a decision, but now as a 2.25 ERA.
It’s All-Star Break time! Nolan Arenado will represent the boys in purple in Los Angeles. You can watch the game on YouTube tomorrow night at 6:00pm MT.
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