Lost in the splendor that is Raimel Tapia and his three-run triple on Sunday, Ryan McMahon followed with a single through a drawn-in infield that plated Tapia and gave the Rockies their lead. Tapia tied it but McMahon had the big hit to actually push the Rockies ahead.
McMahon also had a single to lead off the fifth and would score on the two-run single by German Márquez. That spark in the fifth shuffled the Rockies out of a slumber that saw Zack Greinke retire 10 of the previous 11 batters.
Down big in the eighth inning, McMahon said there was still plenty of reasons to believe the Rockies could mount a late comeback.
"“I think it speaks to our team and how resilient we are. We’re never really out of a ball game with the depth of our lineup.” “We needed this one. Everyone showed focus in their at-bats down the stretch.”"
Bud Black talked about the patience of his team at the plate in Sunday’s postgame press conference. David Dahl’s at-bat right before the heroics from Tapia and McMahon was called out in particular as the outfielder showed patience and drew a walk to load the bases.
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