But the Rockies had a good 8th place hitter coming up after Fuentes
Simply put, Dom Nunez has been hitting much better than your average catcher or average 8th place hitter.
In fact, he was in the top ten percent in baseball entering the game in:
- Weighted On-Base Average (.585), top three percent
- Barrel Percentage (18.2 percent), top nine percent
- Expected Weighted On-Base Average (.551), top seven percent
But, most importantly, you always want to give everyone opportunities to drive in runs for three main reasons.
- You do have to score to win games.
- You have to have all players playing well to be a playoff-caliber team.
- Even the worst hitters in baseball (pitchers) do occasionally have hits.
So, after this, Dom Nunez comes up and walks … and the Rockies get a hit … from the pitcher.
Jon Gray gets an RBI single and the Rockies are business. Enough business that they score seven in the inning (single inning taco’s) and Daza comes back around later in the inning.
The broadcasters then comment that Daza was “probably thinking ‘I shouldn’t have sacrificed’ with the way that the ball is jumping now in this inning.”
Yet again, another Coors thing … but Coors just popped up in this inning.
Chase Anderson was just a victim of Coors, apparently.