For the second consecutive game, the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants played a game in damp, chilly conditions. It may not have been the ideal night at Coors Field, but it certainly played a role in what will be one of Colorado’s highlights for the entire season.
Charlie Blackmon hit an inside-the-park home run as part of a six-run fourth inning as the Rockies grabbed a 6-5 decision over the Giants. The win pushed the Rockies to an 11-6 mark, their fifth-best start through 17 games. It also raised Colorado’s record to 7-0 in one-run games this season.
There was plenty to like about last night’s game from the Colorado perspective. The Rockies finally got the best of San Francisco Johnny Cueto, who was 7-0 with a 1.47 ERA against Colorado in his career prior to Friday night. Trevor Story hit a grand slam in Colorado’s explosive fourth inning. Greg Holland registered his ninth save in nine opportunities.
Yes, there was plenty of Colorado highlights last night. However, it was Blackmon’s inside-the-park homer that had fans buzzing.
Take a look at the highlight below…
"“I know that particular ball flight is one that might get in the lights out there, so I’d imagine that’s what happened, and the rainy conditions didn’t help either,” Blackmon told reporters after the game. “As soon as it got by him, I knew I had to be running hard in case there was an opportunity for me to score.”"
The inside-the-park homer was Blackmon’s first career round-tripper of that variety and was the franchise’s 16th inside-the-park homer. The last player to pull it off? Brandon Barnes at San Francisco on June 14, 2014. Barnes also owns the last time a Rockies player had an inside-the-park homer at Coors Field before last night when he logged one against Arizona on June 5, 2014.