July 11, 2015 against the Atlanta Braves
Not every hit is a screaming line drive. Sometimes a ball is just hit in the right spot to make a big difference in the game. Such was the case in a game that continued a Colorado hot streak just before the 2015 All-Star break.
Carlos Gonzalez popped a bases-loaded bloop single between two Braves to plate Drew Stubbs with the winning run in a 3-2 victory over Atlanta. Outfielder Cameron Maybin and shortstop Andrelton Simmons both appeared like they might make the catch, but the ball fell between them, sending the Coors Field crowd into a frenzy.
Stubbs started the ninth with an infield single, Charlie Blackmon was hit by a pitch, and Troy Tulowitzki walked to load the bases and set up CarGo’s heroics. Stubbs reached base after Atlanta reliever Jason Grilli’s leg gave way as he raced to first to cover the bag on Stubbs’ grounder to first. Grilli remained on the ground for several minutes following the injury, temporarily halting the game and any Colorado momentum from Stubbs reaching base to start the inning.
The win was part of a four-game sweep for the Rockies that sent Colorado into the All-Star Game break on a high note, one of the highlights of a 39-49 first-half record in 2015.
Next: Number 3: CarGo Victimizes the Braves Again