Colorado Rockies: The top 5 Rockies games from the 2018 season (so far)

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 28: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 12: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits lead off a solo home run in the first inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Number 2

June 28, 2018

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Coming into play on June 28, the Rockies sat at 38-42 and eight games behind Arizona for the division lead and 5.5 games behind the Phillies for the second Wild Card. They had lost the first two games in San Francisco and, coming into Sunday, had lost four straight overall. The season, while early, felt as if it was in the balance.

The Rockies got off to a fast start with a Nolan Arenado home run in the first inning off Chris Stratton and had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the fourth. The Giants scored three off starter Jon Gray and tied the game going into the fifth. A two-run single by DJ LeMahieu in the seventh gave the Rockies another lead, but it was short lived. A seventh inning double by Andrew McCutchen scored one and an eighth inning double by Alen Hanson scored two to give the Giants a one run lead heading into the ninth inning. But there were heroics to come.

After a leadoff single by Chris Iannetta and a pop-out by Tom Murphy, up came LeMahieu. On a 3-2 fastball, he crushed it 414 feet into the left field bleachers, giving the Rockies the 9-8 lead. Wade Davis closed out the ninth and the Rockies won. The jolt by DJ propelled the Rockies on to win 13 of 16 to close the first half of the season.

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