Gomber removed early
Austin Gomber was removed after two innings pitched and Rockies fans everywhere held their breath expecting the worst. Gomber has been red-hot over the last two months and has looked like a pitcher that can be a staple in the rotation for years to come and any major injury would be hard to take. It was later revealed that he has forearm tightness and was removed for precautionary reasons. This will be something to monitor moving forward as the forearm and elbow can be so intertwined.
Bullpen comes through ... until the ninth
After Austin Gomber had to leave the game following two innings pitched with forearm tightness, Jhoulys Chacín entered in the long relief role. Chacín set the tone for the bullpen, putting himself in a jam in the fourth inning by loading the bases with no outs, but escaped that frame unscathed. He would ultimately throw two innings and allowed one run on three hits.
Justin Lawrence followed Chacín and was dominant, he faced six batters in two innings of worked and retired them all. Of course, he did have a little help from his friends Ryan McMahon and Yonathan Daza.
On today's episode of ✨Daza Dazzles✨: pic.twitter.com/8A7PVhqGnW— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 20, 2021
Yency Almonte allowed a run in his one inning of work before passing the baton to Lucas Gilbreath in the eighth inning. Gilbreath retired the side in order and the hometown reliever was fired up as he headed to the dugout. It appeared as though the bullpen was well on their way to securing the victory. And then came the ninth, Tyler Kinley handled closing duties and surrendered a two-run home run to Willy Adames, who gave the Brewers a 6-5 lead and finished the night going 4-for-5 with three doubles and the deciding home run.
Tapia stays hot
Raimel Tapia kept his hitting streak going, wasting no time by doubling to lead off the bottom half of the first inning. Tapia ended the night going 2-for-4 with 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored. He now has a 16 game hitting streak in which he has 11 multi-hit games, 14 doubles, and a .438 batting average. He is having himself a month and showing no signs of slowing down.
Raimel Tapia's 18th double of the season— RoxGifsVids (@RoxGifsVids) June 20, 2021
Extends his hit streak to 16 games pic.twitter.com/LJI5DTqWQd
Eric Lauer and the Brewers take on Chi Chi González and the Rockies as the home team looks to clinch the series win on Father’s Day, Sunday afternoon at 1:10pm MDT.