On Sunday, Colorado’s bats were silent with just two hits in the first five innings. But in the sixth inning, the Rockies crossed the plate six times, getting eight of their 12 hits in the game, during the frame.
After a leadoff single by Raimel Tapia, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games—the longest such streak for a Rockie since Charlie Blackmon hit safely in 17 consecutive games in 2018—Yonathan Daza cracked a two-run home run off Brewers starter Eric Lauer. Trevor Story then followed with a solo blast, his sixth of the season, to end Lauer’s day. But the Rockies’ onslaught continued against Milwaukee reliever Zack Godley.
A Blackmon single preceded a two-run blast by CJ Cron, his ninth roundtripper of the year. After an out, Joshua Fuentes cracked his sixth homer of the year, a solo blast, to knot the game at 6-6 and send Godley to the showers.
The four-homer inning marked the second time this season that Colorado had accomplished the feat (also against the Dodgers April 2) and it was the third such time in franchise history. The six-run outburst marked the sixth time in 2021 that the Rox have scored six or more runs in an inning.
Despite the big comeback to even the score, closer Daniel Bard surrendered three hits and the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning to seal the Rockies’ fate. Bard (3-4) was charged with the loss after absorbing a blown save in his previous outing Friday night by allowing the tying run to score in an eventual 6-5 walk-off Rox win.