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Desmond’s inside the park home run
The Rockies series with the Padres at Coors Field a few weeks ago was very interesting series that was both a positive and negative for each team because they set a new record for runs scored in a 4-game series with 92.
In the second game of the series, the Rockies lost in 12 innings by a score of 16-12, even after they had a 11-5 lead entering the bottom of the ninth inning. However, there was still a highlight in that game for the Rockies.
In the 6th inning, when the Rockies looked like they were well on their way to a victory, Ian Desmond had a 3-run inside the park home run.
However, it wasn’t just the inside the park home run that was a highlight. The 15.09-second trip around the bases for Desmond was the fastest of the eight inside-the-park homers in 2019 up to that point as well as the fastest for a Rockies player since Statcast began tracking plays in 2015.
You can check out the inside-the-parker here.
In general, one of the highlights for the Rockies this season has been the emergence of Desmond as he has, after a few seasons in Denver, finally became an adequate bat in the Rockies lineup.
Stay tuned to the site as tomorrow, we will look at some of the lowlights of the Rockies season.