Jon Gray took the mound for Colorado on Thursday.
With Jon Gray looking to be recovered from the slump that plagued him mid-season, he once again went deep into a game, spreading five hits and three runs over seven solid innings. Gray notched nine strikeouts and surrendered only one walk, something that had been an issue in the early season. Gray gave way to Seunghwan Oh to start the eighth who responded with a 3-up and 3-down gem before Davis struck out two in the ninth to close out the game.
Despite a strong performance by Gray, the Rockies trailed 3-2 when he left the game. A Rockies explosion in the top of the ninth would earn Oh the win and Gray the save.
Offensively, The Rockies David Dahl provided fireworks, going 2-for-5 and driving in 3 including a sixth-inning, two-run home run and a two-out, two-RBI single in the ninth to give Colorado it’s final tally.
Arenado and Ian Desmond both struck out twice as Atlanta starter Julio Teheran threw seven strikeouts for the game. Dodgers hero Ryan McMahon, pinch hitting for Tony Wolters, came through with an RBI single of his own in the ninth.
The game continued Colorado’s recent habit of late-game heroics and left fans to marvel at the never-say-die attitude from the team.