Colorado Rockies: Top 32 moments in franchise history tournament
In the first inning and a half, both teams went scoreless. In the first inning, though, Burks stole his base after he had a two-out walk. He advanced to third base on After that, there was only one half inning that was scoreless for the rest of the game. In the bottom of the 2nd, Vinny Castilla hit a solo home run with one out off Nomo but the Rockies did not do any further damage in the inning.
In the top of the third, things started going haywire as Mark Thompson allowed three straight solo home runs to Mike Piazza, Eric Karros, and Raul Mondesi with one out. All of them hit their homers on the first pitch of the at-bat. Dodgers third baseman Mike Blowers came up and with an 0-2 count and hit a double for the fourth straight hits. Todd Hollandsworth followed with a single to score Blowers and within nine pitches, the Rockies went from being up 1-0 to being down 4-1. After Greg Gagne flied out, Hideo Nomo helped his own cause by driving Hollandsworth in with an RBI double. Chad Fonville was the ninth batter in the inning and recorded a single to advance Nomo to third. Don Baylor had seen enough and pulled Thompson for reliever Roger Bailey.
Thompson ended his afternoon with 2 2/3 innings pitched and giving up eight hits, five runs, and three walks. Bailey retired Delino Deshields to mercifully end the inning.