It was Saturday night in the Mile High City as many were watching the Denver Broncos take on the Houston Texans at Sports Authority Field. If you were one of the few watching the Colorado Rockies game — you were in luck.
Colorado picked up the extra innings victory as Corey Dickerson continues to rake no matter where he’s placed in the lineup. With the Rockies down 4-3 in the bottom half of the ninth inning, they needed a spark and Cory provided just that. The lefty would connect on a solo home run to right field that went an estimated 455 feet — nearly landing on The Rooftop.
We pick it up in the bottom half of the 13th inning as Nolan Arenado led it off with a double that was scorched off of the wall in left. Dickerson would be the next man up as he singled through the hole to right field, plating Arenado to push the Rockies to yet another extra innings victory.
Matt Belisle would pick up the win as he came on in the top half of the 13th, pitching a scoreless inning while recording a strikeout.
Colorado would have a chance at winning the game with runners on the corners, two outs in the bottom half of the 12th as Justin Morneau hit a blooper to shallow left-center. Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria would make a spectacular play, twisting his body to make the catch as he landed on SportsCenters top ten plays at number one.
You can’t say enough about the night Corey Dickerson had at the plate. The left fielder managed to go 4-for-6 with a home run and 2 RBI’s — raising his average to .322 as he inches closer and closer to being eligible in contention for a National League batting title.
The Marlins and Rockies will be back at it tomorrow afternoon as both teams look for the series victory. Christian Bergman will make the start for Colorado as he is coming off of the disabled list from a fractured left hand. Bergman last started back on June 20th. Brad Hand will counter for the Marlins.