Six is the number of runs the Rockies scored unanswered in Saturday’s 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
It may have just been one game, but Colorado’s come-from-behind victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday not only ensured the Rockies would win the series but was also a historic win.
In short-term history, the comeback allowed Colorado to win its first game of the season in which they had a deficit entering the ninth inning.
In long-term history, Colorado pulled something off that it hadn’t done in three seasons. The Rockies were down 6-1 entering the sixth inning before scoring one in the sixth, two in the seventh and three in the ninth. All of those runs were unanswered. According to Elias, it is the first win for the Rockies in a game in which they were trailing by at least five runs after the fifth inning since September 1, 2014 against San Francisco. In that contest, the Rockies won 10-9 after being down 7-2 after five innings.
Since 2008, the Rockies have been behind heading into the ninth inning 690 times. Colorado’s comeback win on Saturday was only the 26th time the Rockies had rallied to win in all of those chances.
Yes, it was a big win in the desert, not only in terms of motivation but in terms of franchise history as well.