In game one of the four game series, the Colorado Rockies put any doubts of their thirst for post-season to rest. Final score 1-10, leaving the Rockies needing only four more wins in the remaining six games.
The Colorado Rockies set some minds at ease with their super slick victory over the Phillies on Monday. The ‘run rule’ was even brought up when it seemed the third inning was not going to end for the Rockies offense. Two runs walked in and a wild pitch resulting in a run scored was the beginning of the end for Phillies starter Zach Eflin.
Austin Davis came in to get Eflin out of the problematic inning and managed to walk two and get the strikeout needed without returning. Yacksel Rios pitched the fourth, allowing David Dahl‘s home run, three hits, three errors, and three runs.
The next three innings were handled by youngster Ranger Suarez who fared better allowing only three hits and a run. The game was closed out by Jerad Eickhoff who got struck with two hits and a run allowed himself in the final inning.
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Jon Gray had a fantastic night, pitching seven innings with just as many strikeouts he has seemed to ‘find’ himself. A solo homer by Rhys Hoskins in the seventh inning will be the only score the Phillies would see. Harrison Musgrave and DJ Johnson each pitched an inning respectively to close out the game.
It was such a welcome sight to see Trevor Story back in the mix. Hampson did just fine filling in but it made me happy to see him take the field. It helped that he hit two doubles too, but just a little.
The offense and bats are on fire and the pitchers are on point, the Rox look ready for the next step down the road to October. Catch the next game in this series Tuesday at 6:40 P.M. MST.