Colorado Rockies: Some of the best moments of the 2019 season thus far

DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 19: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Tony Wolters #14 and Ian Desmond #20 after hitting a 2 RBI walk off home run in the 12th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 19: Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with Tony Wolters #14 and Ian Desmond #20 after hitting a 2 RBI walk off home run in the 12th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on April 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 29: Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 29: Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on June 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Tapia inside the park home run

The following day after Blackmon’s walkoff home run, Blackmon led off the game for the Rockies with another home run. However, leading off the next inning for the Rockies was outfielder Raimel Tapia, who had yet to homer on the season. However, he changed that in an unconventional way.

He launched a ball over 102 MPH about where Blackmon hit where hit walkoff the previous night but Tapia hit this ball 407 feet. The carom off the wall was poorly played by Phillies centerfielder Roman Quinn and with Tapia’s speed, he was able to round the bases with relative ease.

The inside-the-parker put the Rockies lead at 2-0 but the Rockies ended up losing by a score of 8-5, after the Rockies allowed two innings with three spots to the Phillies later in the game.

You can check out Tapia’s trip around the bases here.

Story’s walkoff against the Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles faced the Rockies for the first time since 2016 and the first time at Coors Field since June 2004. In fact, the last time the Rockies faced the Orioles at Coors Field, the Rockies had Todd Helton, Vinny Castilla, and Matt Holliday (in his rookie season) in the lineup and it even had Denny Hocking starting at shortstop (good times).

In their first game at Coors Field in 15 years, the two teams headed to the 9th inning tied at six but it didn’t stay that way for much longer. Ryan McMahon led off the inning with a walk against Orioles closer Mychal Givens. After Raimel Tapia struck out, Trevor Story came to the plate.

On a 2-2 pitch, Story went the other way with the ball and hit it just over the right field wall as the ball landed into the first row above the out of town scoreboard.

Story’s homer was his second of the game and they were his 12th and 13th home runs of the season.

You can check out the video of his walkoff home run here.

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